Here are a few creative tips to get you started on decluttering your home:
Start with 5 minutes at a time.
If you’re new to decluttering, you can slowly build momentum with just five minutes a day.
Give one item away each day.
This would remove 365 items every single year from your home. Increase this number once it gets too easy.
Fill an entire bag.
Get a bin bag and fill it as fast as you can with things you can donate to charity.
Donate clothes you never wear.
To identify them, hang all your clothes on hangers facing the wrong way. After wearing an item, face the hanger in the correct direction. Discard the clothes you never touched after a few months.
Take the 12-12-12 challenge.
Locate 12 items to throw away, 12 to donate and 12 to be returned to their proper home.
Take before and after photos of a small area.
Choose one part of your home, like your kitchen counter, and take a photo of a small area. Quickly clean off the items in the photo and take an ‘after’ photo. Once you see how your home could look, it becomes easier to start decluttering more of your home.
Use the Four-Box Method.
Get four boxes and label them: trash, give away, keep or relocate. Enter any room in your home and place each item into one of those boxes. Don’t skip a single item, no matter how insignificant you may think it is.
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