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Eleven Quick and Easy Ways to Declutter.

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Eleven Quick and Easy Ways to Declutter.

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Short on time but need to get control of your clutter? We all know that feeling. The task of decluttering seems more daunting than you can handle. Almost impossible. Hard to decide where to start even. But the key is just to get started.

It doesn’t have to be such an overwhelming task. Start slow and simple. Create a few new habits, and you are off to a good start. You are building a foundation for getting your clutter under control. Everyone has to start somewhere. Below are eleven quick and easy steps to get you started.

Eleven Simple and Easy Ideas to Get You Started

1. Pick a room, grab a trash bag and set a timer. You will be surprised at how much you can accomplish in 5, 10, 15 or 20 minutes.

2. Clear off your kitchen counters. Then only put items that are used at least twice a week back on the counter.

4. Have a designated area for toys. Keep the toys contained to playrooms and bedrooms as much as possible. And have easy to access bins for the toys to be stored in when playtime is over.

5. Clear bathroom countertops. Keep only essentials out. Keep everything else in drawers or cabinets. Use handled baskets for quick and easy access to stored items.

6. Set up clutter stations. A bowl or basket on the counter for keys and cell phones. A couple of stacking desk trays for mail and school permission slips, etc.

7. Get into the habit of hanging up or putting away your clothes when you take them off. Keeps your clothes wrinkle free and cuts down on laundry. Clothes that have been tossed onto a chair or the floor seem to end up in the wash whether they are dirty or not. I speak from experience. Been there done that.

8. Label a box for donation and schedule a pick up every other month for your unwanted and unused items. You now have a place to put those unwanted items.

9. Have hampers in the bedroom for dirty clothes and use them. Keeps the clothes off the floor and you can grab the hamper when it’s time to do laundry.

10. Sort the mail when it comes into the house. Immediately toss all the junk mail. Have a designated tray or basket to keep the important things like bills set aside.

11. Get in the habit of returning things you’ve used back to where they belong. Getting into the habit of putting things away will significantly cut down on unnecessary clutter.

See that wasn't so hard now, was it?


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