You want to declutter your home, but the thought of emptying your closets is so overwhelming, that you don’t even start.
You think that there are not enough hours in the day to declutter and organize your entire house, so what’s the point in even starting…
One major reason we have so much clutter is the fact that we’re just too busy with life to declutter the whole house all at one time. We think that even if we do start decluttering, we’ll end up with a bigger mess than before, which gets us even more stressed out, so we put it off for another day.
But all that changes, right now – no more excuses! I’ve got you!
Today, we’re going to get control of your schedule so that you have time to do what you need to do to have a clutter-free home.
“Clutter is caused by a failure to return things to where they belong.”
– Marie Kondo –
You can do 1 step every day if you’re really motivated, but you need to be easy on yourself. If you can’t finish a step, finish it the next day – there are no “Clutter Police” here! As long as you commit to finishing one step before you move on to the next, then go at your own pace.
Step 1 – Gather Supplies
Step 2 – Master Bedroom Closet
Step 3 – Bathrooms
Step 4 – Kitchen
Invest in a few drawer organizers – they will give your random gadgets a home, and help keep your kitchen counters clear.
Step 5 – Living Room
Step 6 – Old Electronics
This is a common problem, but a quick search on Google (or a chat with a neighbor) can help you find a place to donate or dispose of your old electronics
Some office supply stores (like Staples) will also recycle some of your old electronics for free.
Step 7 – Old Paperwork
Yes, you do need to keep certain tax documents and papers for several years. The answer to decluttering your old paperwork is to use a file cabinet and create a filing system for these things. Then, once a year, (put it in your calendar!) eliminate the things that you don’t need anymore and shred them, when possible.
Paper is one of the worst clutter-culprits – creating a system to handle your paperwork is a time-consuming task, but well worth the effort!
There you have it! With this 7-Step Plan, you can declutter your entire house and have an organized home. Use this Plan at least once month (write it in your calendar!) to keep your home clutter-free for years to come.
Of course, if you’re short on time, you can always stretch out the plan and tackle each task on a weekly basis. The key is to map out a plan that works for you and stick to it.
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