Decluttering tips, from top bloggers who know their stuff? – Yes please! This post is a collection of top tips to get a clutter free home more easily. Simplify decluttering your house starting now. These fantastic decluttering tips may well change how you tackle your clutter from now on. Let’s get started, shall we?…
Hands up if you’ve ever been in a group of friends, asked a question, and got several different answers as a result?
I’m betting your hand is sky high right now…
It’s such a normal thing to happen that it’s almost silly for me to say – but everyone really does have a different perspective on pretty much everything, and that’s no bad thing at all.
In fact – I LOVE it.
You see, it can make you think about all the different points of view, and work out what truly makes sense for you and your own needs.
What you end up doing may be as a result of just one persons answer, or a mix of several.
It doesn’t matter.
What DOES matters is that the answer you go with works for you, your beliefs, your thoughts and your life.
GETTING OTHER PEOPLES OPINIONS CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE
I’d love to show this by doing something that I’ve been wanting to do for AGES.
…. and that’s to give you a few tips and ideas about decluttering, from some amazing bloggers who have some great advice to share.
I really do want you to succeed in making your home work well and feel amazing – and you can only do that by going down a path that will work for you.
Chances are (high, I hope!), that you are loving the advice I give on this site – otherwise you wouldn’t be here, now, would you! In the group scenario I started this post with, I may well be one of your close friends in the group.
But just as in that larger group of friends, it doesn’t hurt to talk to a few people rather than stick with one.
So – here are the bloggers tips that I’ve posed a simple question to – and hopefully their answers will inspire you, and motivate you to get that decluttering started….
That question? Simple really –
What’s your best decluttering tip?
…and here’s what they had to say….
DECLUTTERING TIPS FROM TOP BLOGGERS…
Sarah at Early Bird Mom
My top decluttering tip is to just get started. Inertia and overwhelm are the biggest obstacles and the solution is to start anyway (and anywhere).”
Kat at The Organised Housewife had two great tips (I had to include both!)
Create a cleaning kit – When decluttering you do start to move dust around and find dust bunnies. I put all my cleaning supplies together in a caddy which makes it easy to carry my cleaning kit around to each room in the house. Having a cleaning caddy filled with everything I need eliminates running from one room and back to the laundry to get more cleaning products. See what’s in my cleaning kit HERE.”
Create a sorting system – As you are going through decluttering and cleaning your rooms you will come across items you no longer need. Gather together tubs that will help you to make a decision item by item, then tidily placing it in the desired tub so you don’t create a bigger mess than what you started with.”
Becky at CleanMama
Take it out, put it away. Put this little habit into practice and teach your family members to do the same and you’ll save tons of time. Cluttered surfaces will disappear, mail will be dealt with daily, and those piles will no longer be nagging you in the corner.I know it’s easy to say when you live in a fairly clutter-free home, but how do you get to this point? Make time daily to do some decluttering. Set a timer for 5 minutes and race the clock to see what you can get done. I’ll set the timer for myself and my kids in that witching hour before dinner. We’ll run around cleaning up while dinner is cooking or simmering and then once it’s time to eat, things are put away and we can eat and relax for the evening.”
Dana at A Slob Comes Clean
Tip: Start with visible spaces. Don’t be tempted to use your fleeting decluttering energy on a hidden space like your linen closet or a junk drawer. Start by tackling an out-in-the-open space, and the progress you make will be visible. Your home will look better and seeing that decluttered space will inspire you to keep decluttering.”
Laura at I’m an Organizing Junkie
Staying on top of clutter is an ongoing process that isn’t once and done. Stuff is constantly coming into our homes especially if you have kids. In order to send out as much as comes in set up a donation station (any old box will do) somewhere in your home that is easily accessible. Next time you come across something you no longer use or love, just drop it into your donation station. Or if you get a new pair of pants, choose an old pair to drop into your donation station. Kids out grown some toys? You now know where to put them! Once your donation station is full make a quick trip to your local thrift store to drop it all off. Regular household purges of your stuff will make all the difference to the amount of clutter in your home weighing everyone down.”
Brittany at Our Home Made Easy
Decluttering Your Pantry May Change Your Diet: I’ve noticed that we tend to buy more produce & fruit after a pantry decluttering session. So, while decluttering is amazing for moving things out of your home, it’s also nice to bring back in items that aren’t healthy for you.”
Jenn at TakeTheMomOutside.com
Tip: Organizing and purging kid’s stuff is a challenge for this family so I’ve resorted to sorting and rotating…. then if something’s been out of the rotation long enough without anyone missing it, off to the thrift shop it goes;)”
There you have it – an amazing collection of decluttering tips that I hope you’ve loved!
I’m so honoured that these amazing women wanted to be a part of this post, and I’ll say THANK YOU again to each one.
Some of these answers are similar to what I suggest on Organise My House, and it’s good to know a lot of us are talking along the same lines – and others give a totally new perspective.
I really hope that they’ve given you some pointers, and I’d love to know what you think, so please leave a comment below.
… and if you’re now keen to get your decluttering started right now, then you could start the free 30 day declutter challenge, or go straight for the “Clutter: Sorted!” eBook that takes you through your home step by step – no stone unturned – with loads of advice & helpful checklists along the way. Let’s do this!