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10 Easy Decluttering tips everyone should know

As daunting as the word decluttering can be, the benefits one can get once they’ve been able to accomplish doing it in their lives is ineffable. Let’s not make this article full of flowery words and simply dive in to the tips you’ve came here for. It’s all about decluttering anyways😉.

1. Give yourself 5 minutes at a time. Decluttering isn’t as easy as you think it is. Saying goodbye to things important to you previously or at present can make you feel emotional at some point. Slowly build momentum with just five minutes a day.

2. Do it one at a time. One item a day is a great initiative. You won’t even realise you’ve given 365 items by year end. It is important to do this slowly but surely. You can slowly increase to 2 items per day if it gets too easy. You can increase the number as you please along the way.

3. Donate clothes. You might not notice but your once favorite shirt have gone forgotten at the bottom of your cabinet. Give a chance for items like this to be of value for the others by donating them. Discard the clothes you never touched after a few months. Put on a trash bag/ box to donate. Here in Singapore, we have Salvation Army. Try finding out where you can donate in your place.

4. Create a checklist. It would be lot easier to declutter when you have clearer vision of where your efforts are direction is going to. You can use our decluttering checklist.

5. Take part of the 12-12-12 challenge. This challenge means locating 12 items to throw away, 12 to donate, and 12 to be returned to their proper home. This is a big step forward from the Tip#2 where you only do 1 item per day. But it’s a challenge, so are you in?

6. Pretend you’ll have your in-laws coming. Doesn’t your home suddenly transform whenever that happens? It’s like you’re suddenly in robot mode trying to clean up your mess before this important person visits. With the Covid still luring around though, don’t expect we won’t be expecting those visits soon but why not just play with your mind and do it for yourself? If there’s anyone you should impress with an organised home, that should be you who lives there, isn’t it?

7. Use social media. You won’t need to deny how much time you spend on social media than you need to and that’s okay. But why not use it for the good so you get some benefit from doing it too, right? Post some before and after photos of an area you’ve been decluttering. It may seemed boastful, but never mind the people around you. Use it as a motivation to see for yourself how you’ve been progressing, you won’t know, maybe you could inspire others to do so too!

8. Get your household involved. Most of us live in a home with someone, mostly are family members. It only makes sense that everyone helps in this process. You won’t want to be liable of dumping stuff that may not seem important to you but to others, it is.

9. Create a system. You can use one system which with a help with four boxes makes your decluttering much more easier to manage. You’ll need to label them: trash, give away, keep, or re-locate. How? You’ll start with one room, make sure to be able to place each item in the room into one of the following boxes. Make sure not to skip any of it no matter how unimportant it seems. This may the most tedious work of all decluttering tips but know that it’s totally worth it.

10. Enjoy the process. There’s nothing more rewarding than being happy everyday doing the things that you love. Unfortunately, life doesn’t work that way, the only way we can eliminate feeling low is by changing our mindset and thinking of a way to see things differently. By always trying to see the good things in everything, you’ll be able to enjoy your life much more, and that includes giving away or selling stuff that you once loved.

I hope you enjoy and slowly apply these useful tips in your life.

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11 thoughts on “10 Easy Decluttering tips everyone should know

  1. Wow ,this was really interesting blog,so amazing tips and trick to handle delcuttering and its so theraupetic. Clean house,gives immense amount of relief,and your blog has been so helpful.

  2. See the clutters that you will find in some corners of my house are not by me but by my better half and now even after telling so many times he dont improve and increases my work. I will share this post with him

  3. These tips are really very effective decluttering tips. Some of them were really interesting like 12 12 12 technique. And before and after pictures will be motivating. Great post.

  4. Very nice information and amazing post. I didn’t know about 10 Easy Decluttering tips. Now I knew it. I will gonna try it. I am glad you metioned that. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Especially after the pandemic, decluttering has become a headache. Since everyone is staying together, it tends to get clutter soon.. Your tips are indeed effective in managing it.

  6. Hey!! This article is for me . Very well written and will surely follow these points while decluttering. One item a day is a great initiative, how come I have never thought of this. Thanks for sharing.

  7. However much you clear, the clutter never seems to lessen. These are some really sensible tips to take the tedium out of de-cluttering. Yes, we need to have a system in place for decluttering that is continuous and involves the entire family.

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