De-cluttering is an important part of the cleaning process, but it’s a part we usually postpone until the last second...and why? It’s so simple to throw stuff away! My best guess is that we don’t want to find ourselves having to throw away things with sentimental value. Either way, for every single time you’ve asked yourself “how do I de-clutter my house?” and wanted to know how to de-clutter your home fast, then this is the article to get those questions answered!
“The first step in crafting the life you want is to get rid of everything you don't.” - Joshua Becker
It’s very easy to accumulate paper at home: you have coupons, receipts, old magazines, old newspapers, and so on.
So, here’s your de-cluttering paper checklist:
- Throw away coupons that are already expired.
- Throw away receipts that you’re no longer keeping track of.
- Get rid of old magazines and newspapers you no longer will need.
- Donate old books that you know you won’t read again.
- You can find take-out menus online now, get rid of those papers too!
How Do I De-Clutter My Kitchen?
Depending on what you keep in your kitchen, there are a couple of things you can de-clutter. We’ve mentioned de-cluttering papers around your home, and that’s a good first step to your kitchen as well.
Alongside that, consider getting rid of expired items in your pantry, excessive plastic or paper bags from groceries, broken dishes and mugs, and also duplicated utensils you may have in your kitchen - keep only the essentials!
Anything Broken Has No Place In Your Home
You probably have one or two household items that are broken and you’ve been saying “oh, no, I’ll get that fixed soon” and it’s been what, four months, eight months, a year? And it’s still there right? Just get rid of it already!
How Do I De-Clutter My Bedroom?
You basically need to:
- Get rid of clothes you don’t wear anymore (make sure to donate what’s still good to use!)
- If you have accessories lying around that you haven’t used in the last year, it’s time to pass them along
What’s Left In The Bathroom
Expired cosmetics and medications have to go as well! Most drugstores have a collecting system to get rid of expired medicine, so that’s pretty much covered! As for the cosmetics, you definitely don’t want those near your skin once they’re expired, throw them out!
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