Looking for easy decluttering hacks? If so, you’re in the right place. I’ll give you the tricks and tips to turn your house from a sea of chaos into an ocean of calm in this ultimate guide.
Personally, I find decluttering very therapeutic and liberating in so many different ways. Decluttering is like being able to breathe properly after a bad cold. It frees up your mind to think of the things that are really important.
However, starting this process is easier said than done. How many times have you wanted to get started on a decluttering session, only to find yourself an hour or so into it feeling deflated and overwhelmed?
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the idea of decluttering your entire house, then just allow yourself to start very small. Choose a room at a time. If you choose a certain area, take a 45 minutes work-15 minutes break intervals in that area. This will give you a chance to clean and reflect on all the things you’re about to get rid of.
Today, I have listed very simple and realistic decluttering hacks to help you get started whenever you want to clean your house. These ideas are all-round. They touch each room in the house from bedrooms, kitchen, washroom to the sitting area.
Easy Decluttering Hacks That Really Work!
Clothes You Don’t Wear Anymore
Frankly speaking, most of us have some clothes we haven’t worn in a long time but still keep them around. There are a number of reasons why most women feel the need to keep clothes they haven’t worn for some time.
There are a few:
- Your weight has changed and you have clothes in multiple sizes
- Something was a gift and you feel guilty getting rid of it
- The item is new or barely worn and you feel guilty about wasting money on it
- You’re keeping an item for a certain type of event or occasion
- Some things look and feel good, but you’re tired of wearing them
For these reasons, you will have an overpacked closet with barely anything to wear. Choosing to get rid of clothes you no longer wear will leave you with ample space for the clothes you wear currently. It will also save you tons of time from going through piles of clothes any time you want to choose what to wear.
If you have a lot of clothes that you don’t wear anymore, and you’re ready to revamp your wardrobe the time to do it is now!
While you’re doing that, you’re probably wondering what you’re going to do with all the old clothes. Before you throw them in the trash, consider donating them. This will leave you with a clean space while helping someone else. You can also sell them and make some cash.
Apart from taking up space in the house, broken toys can be unsafe for the kids.
With birthdays, Christmases, souvenirs, and gifts, it’s easy for the number of toys in your home to quickly build up. As toys slowly take over, first the kids’ rooms, then the basement, play area, garage, living room, and on, you may start thinking about how to get rid of the less loved toys.
The thing about toys is, most of them break as easily as they come. However, getting rid of them can be a hard task keeping in mind that their owners won’t let them go easily. It’s therefore important to involve the kid/s before throwing them away.
Getting rid of old and broken toys will give the kids more and a safe play area. Also, it will create some space for new toys.
Here are some ideas on how you can dispose of the toys.
- If you have used toys that can be lightly refurbished, consider donating them
- Repurpose old game pieces and puzzle pieces into crafts and school projects.
- Recycle the materials
- Hold a garage sale then use the money to do something fun with the kids
- Swap toys with other moms
Anything without A Partner
This is one of my favorite decluttering hacks. I especially love it because it’s and it doesn’t take a lot of energy. If you have anything that comes as a pair but you can’t seem to one of the other, it needs to go.
These could be socks, earrings, shoes or anything you can use by its self. Getting rid of these items will definitely free up space you didn’t think you needed or had.
Without being told we should never have expired food in our home but, we are humans it happens. Often people stock their fridge and pantry with food for easy accessibility.
Some people also stock up their house with food whenever it’s on sale which often leads to having more than you will realistically use or need. Or having more than will comfortably fit in your spaces and your home.
That being said, it’s easy to have expired food in the house.
Take some time off to clean and organize your fridge, pantry, and any other food storage areas.
Worn Out Shoes
Well, as a woman letting go of a pair of shoes whether torn or not is always so hard – whether torn or in perfect condition. With this in mind, finding shoe clutter in most houses is not strange.
However, it’s important to let go of torn pairs once in a while. At the end of the day, they’ll just be crowding your space when you know clearly you’ll never wear them again.
After decluttering the shoes, here are ways you can organize your remaining shoes.
Unique Decluttering Hacks For Your Home
Anything With Holes
This decluttering hack comes in a whole range and it covers all areas of the house.
- Bedroom – bed sheet, pillow cases, curtains, bedside rugs etc
- Closet – torn clothes, socks
- Bathroom – Torn towels, shower curtain, rugs
- Kitchen – Table cloth, kitchen cloth
With the ideas above, you now have an idea of where to start whenever you want to clean these rooms. Also, when decluttering anything with holes, don’t forget to get rid of items with bleach stains.
Old Mail Or Paperwork
From time to time, we all have a habit to accumulate mail and paper. These piles of paper make your home look cluttered. A good paper and mail filing system is the solution to this problem. Each bill we receive goes into our financial binder immediately, so I can pay it by the due date.
Any other document that comes to our house is either filed or deleted. Make a habit of dealing with the daily paper clutter, so that you can keep on top of this problem.
I wonder why we keep these when we clearly know you can never use them again. Expired medication can be dangerous, that’s why you should get rid of it the correct way.
You can dispose of unwanted or expired medication by dropping off the medicine at a drug take-back site or location, flushing it down the toilet, or follow the instructions on the medication leaflet.
Half Empty Bottles
These are all over the house! Now, let’s deal with the room by room.
- Kitchen – Juice bottles, spice containers, milk containers, water bottles
- Bathroom- Medication bottles, make up, shampoo bottles, shower gel bottles, candle containers
- Bedroom – Body lotion bottles, roll on containers, hair products bottles, cologne bottles
For some reason, most of us will open a bottle of something before the other bottle is over. Personally, am guilty of this habit. I love trying out cologne scents, shower gels, and body oils. This leaves me with so many half-empty bottles at a time which is super annoying especially if they keep tripping over the countertop.
Easy Decluttering Hacks You Should Try Today
By going through this list you will realize I have touched all areas of the house. Whether it’s in a small or big way, you will definitely have some space freed up. Now get to work and enjoy your free space.
Which of these decluttering hacks Will You Try? Was this list helpful? I would love to hear all about it in the comment section. Also, don’t forget to share with your family, friends, and followers.