Planning to decluttering but don’t know where to begin?
Knowing how to declutter doesn’t come naturally to most of us. It might seem silly, but writing down an action plan for each area of your house could help.
There are 2 basic types of clutter to help us get started.
The First of the two types of clutter is what we’ll call “Everyday Clutter.”
Well, it includes all the “stuff” that you use regularly and that ends up sitting out and driving you crazy until you have time to put it away. So it might include supplies that you used for a craft yesterday or shopping bags that are still sitting by the front door.
The Second Kind of Clutter is what we call “Accumulated Clutter.”
It includes those boxes stuffed into the back of your closet and piled up in your attic or basement, boxes that you want to just forget about but that you know you’ll eventually need to address.
It’s the clothing that’s hanging in your closet even though you haven’t worn it in years. It’s the photos tossed haphazardly into boxes gathering dust in your attic. It’s the kitchen utensils that jam your drawers shut and the makeup that’s been sitting in a drawer so long it’s dried up and unusable. Basically, it’s all the stuff you’ve accumulated over time that you don’t actually use, need, or in some cases, Yet for one reason or another, it’s still hanging around so just throw them away to give the.
Quick Action Plan to Speed Clean / De-Cutter your Home in 30 Min.
Gather 2-3 empty laundry baskets and 1 large garbage bag.
Set a timer for 30 minutes.
Go to each closet and turn all the hangers around the opposite way. Set a reminder in your calendar on your phone to donate all clothes that have not been turned around in 3 months.
In 3 months go through your clothes and see if you didn’t wear it because its the wrong season or if you just don’t love it. If you don’t love it your not going to wear it.
Consider, putting out of season clothes in a tub under the bed or in the garage and rotate them out for the family. ( I keep mine in a few roll tubs under the bed. & jackets & scarfs in the garage)
Grab the garbage bag, going around for all the garbage, and also all the things in your home that don’t get used and are just pointless items ex. loose papers, cards, candy, socks with holes, empty toothpaste, etc. Empty all trash bins in the process. Don’t forget the pantry area. . throw expired, or nasty foods no one seemed to like. Open the drawers really fast throw anything away that doesnt get used. Put bowls in a pile if you want to throw them away or donate.Check if any appliances have been used in the last 6 months. Consider throwing or donating those as well.
(Quickly, your on a timer.)
Grab a basket, run around the house clearing off all surfaces with junk. Counters, table, entry way, floors, couch, bathrooms, bedrooms, (etc.) Put anything you want to donate in the center of the room. Have your kids help put it in a bag while you can stay in your fast mode.
Grab another basket and run around the house and put any clothing, shoes, hats, socks into basket. That dont fit, want to throw away.
Put baskets and non food-garbage bags in car and head to good will or dump.
Little things like these helps, being a mother its always a constant cleaning job. Having or rotating whose turn it is to put away the baskets is a good refreshing chore to rotate.