Before you can properly clean anything in your home, you have to clear out the clutter. So before you start to declutter your home, there are two general decluttering tips to keep in mind before you start.
- Be willing to throw things away. So much of our clutter are items that we really don’t need, like magazines, catalogs, boxes from Amazon, etc. Just toss it.
- Don’t get bogged down in organizing every item you come across. The goal is to get your home to the point where you can properly clean.
So to get started, each room or area of the house needs a box dedicated to items you’re going to keep that belong in the room. You can label it “KEEP.” This box will stay in that room.
You will also have a box labeled “GOES ELSEWHERE” and a trash bag. You’ll be taking the Goes Elsewhere box and trash bag with you from room to room. In each room you’ll be adding items to the both boxes and the trash bag. Upon entering a new room, you’ll take items out of the Goes Elsewhere Box and add them to that room’s Keep Box.
'When you’ve finished the last room you’ll need to walk back through each room to empty your Goes Elsewhere that you’ve collected in rooms decluttered subsequently.
Why declutter your home this way? Well if you are like most people, when cleaning up clutter you might just end up spreading it around. So this is just an quick and easy way to make sure you are organized and efficiently decluttering as you go. Also there are many health benefits to decluttering!