Everyone has clutter, but organization doesn’t have to stressful.
A little bit of planning and a few storage bins are all you’ll need to take you from clutter bug to organizational Queen.
If you aren’t sure where to start, check out our simple ways to declutter your home.
How to declutter your home
- Start by tossing out any items that are expired. If there isn’t an expiration date, then it’s time to toss it!
- Then, tackle your counter space. Grab a tray and group random toiletries together. It keeps things organized and looking pretty, too.
- For the bathtub, purchase small, plastic storage bins for your shampoos and bath products.
- Mail can easily pile up everywhere, so get a basket or even a beautiful baking dish to serve as your catchall for any paper products that come through the door.
- Take it one step further and sign up for paperless statements online to cut down on the amount of mail you receive.
the kids’ rooms
- Those canvas containers full of books, toys and DVDs are also great for storing other items, too! Use them to store sweaters, socks, tank tops, gym shorts and items that may be loose around your child’s room.
- Use one container for each item type so it’s easy to find what you’re looking for.
the junk drawers
- Junk drawers can be overwhelming, so to keep things in check, try to clean these out at least once a month.
- To keep them neatly organized, use silverware dividers to help keep this space tidy.
- Take a few minutes and toss out anything in your pantry that’s expired or is about to.
- Wipe down the shelves and regroup items so that they are neatly organized and categorized together.
- Since the closet can feel like an overwhelming space, declutter this one section at a time.
- Start by taking inventory of your clothes and sort into three piles: one for donation, one for alterations needed and one for clothes destined for the dry cleaner.
- Do one section of the closet every day of the week and by the end of the week, you should have three piles to take care of and a much neater closet!
One room at a time is the key to making sure you don’t get overwhelmed and the task gets done!