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How to Declutter Your Home

Debbie Kuo | October 10, 2023 @ 12:00 AM

How to Declutter Your Home: A Step-By-Step Guide

Are you tired of your home feeling chaotic and overwhelmed with stuff? Do you find yourself constantly searching for lost items or feeling stressed by a cluttered house? If you answered yes, it’s probably time to declutter. Starting this process can help to transform your living space and improve your overall well-being. 

In this guide, we'll explore practical tips and storage hacks to help you reclaim your space. Plus, we’ll share some expert advice to create a more functional and serene living environment.

To put these tips into action, we’ve also included our 30 Days of Decluttering challenge below. Stay tuned!

Table of Contents

  • Benefits of Decluttering Your Home
  • How to Declutter Your Home in 10 Steps
  • More Storage Tips
  • 30 Days of Decluttering Challenge

Benefits of Decluttering Your Home

Before we dive into the nitty-gritty of decluttering, let's take a moment to understand why it's worth the effort.

  1. Facilitate a calm state of mind by living in a mess-free home. 
  2. Enhance productivity by creating a more organized workspace. 
  3. Increase your focus and creativity by eliminating sensory distractions.
  4. Easily find what you need, when you need it. Organizing your home can save you precious time by making your belongings easy to find.
  5. Make your home more inviting with an organized and clutter-free space. The compliments you receive from guests will instill a newfound sense of pride.

Now we know the benefits of decluttering. But how do you get started? 

Let's dive in!

How to Declutter Your Home in 10 Steps

Decluttering can be overwhelming, but with a systematic approach, you can transform your living space into a clean, organized haven. Follow this step-by-step guide to declutter your home and create a more peaceful environment.

1. Set Clear Goals 

Do you want to declutter the entire house or focus on specific rooms? Are you looking to downsize, simplify, or just create a more organized living space? Having a clear vision will motivate you throughout the process.

2. Gather Supplies

Before diving in, gather the necessary supplies such as trash bags, storage bins, labels, markers, and cleaning supplies. Having these on hand will keep you from getting distracted by searching for items while decluttering.

3. Clear Surfaces First

Start with flat surfaces like countertops, tables, and shelves. Clearing these spaces will instantly make your home look neater.

4. Sort Methodically

When you begin decluttering, use a systematic sorting approach.

5. One Thing at a Time

Avoid the temptation to jump from one area to another. Focus on one item or space at a time to avoid creating more chaos.

6. Set a Timer

Set a timer for 15, 30, or 60 minutes for each decluttering session. This helps maintain focus and prevents burnout.

7. Eliminate Duplicates

Identify and remove duplicate items. How many spatulas or pairs of shoes do you really need?

8. Utilize Self-Storage

Many of the items in your “keep'' pile hold sentimental value, but you won’t use them regularly. Consider getting a self-storage unit to keep these items somewhere safe without having them take up space in your home. Use storage bins and labels to keep things tidy and organized.

9. Create a Routine

To maintain a clutter-free home, establish a regular cleaning and decluttering routine. Set aside time each week or month to assess your space and make necessary adjustments.

10. Donate, Discard, and Sell

Once you've finished decluttering, take the "donate" items to a local charity or schedule a pickup. 

If you've decided to sell items, list them online or host a garage sale. Use the money earned to further improve your home or save it for something special.

Dispose of trash and recycling properly.

More Storage Tips

Now that you've decluttered your space, it's time to explore how storage solutions can impact other areas of your life.

1. Hobby Storage

Do you have hobbies that require large equipment or materials? 

Whether it's woodworking, skiing, or kayaking, having a separate area to store these items when you’re not using them can help you stay organized. Consider using self-storage to give your hobby items a home when you’re not using them. 

2. Self-Storage for Businesses

Businesses can benefit from self-storage solutions, especially for items like excess furniture and important documents. This not only helps to declutter valuable workspace but also provides a secure and accessible storage option.

30 Days of Decluttering Challenge

Do you need a schedule to stay on track? 

We’ve put together a 30 Days of Decluttering challenge to help you simplify your life and create a more organized living space. This challenge gradually progresses from easier tasks to more challenging ones, helping you build momentum as you go along.

Download the 30-day challenge here.  

The Bottom Line on Transforming Your Cluttered Home

Decluttering and organizing your home can have a profound impact on your life. It reduces stress, boosts productivity, enhances creativity, and creates a more aesthetically pleasing living environment. By following practical tips, utilizing storage solutions, and creating dedicated spaces for your hobbies, you can achieve a clutter-free and organized home that truly reflects your lifestyle.

Ready to get started? Visit our website to learn more about our self-storage solutions for decluttering. 

It's time to transform your living space and enjoy the benefits of a clutter-free home. 

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