5 Simple Ways to Declutter Your Home
Pick up as you go
“A place for everything and everything in its place,” as the old saying goes. Make a habit of picking things up around the house when you see them out of place, such as putting your coat on the coat rack and not on the back of a chair, and so on. Your soon-to-be tidy home will thank you for it.
Organize your closet by color and type
Not only will your closet look more organized, but it’ll make putting your clothing away a breeze and save you a huge amount of time figuring out what to wear in the morning by knowing where everything is.
Wash dishes as you dirty them
Does there always seem to be a mountain of dishes staring back at you after every meal? If you take the time to clean them as you go you’ll not only save yourself from having to deal with the stinkiest ones at the bottom of the mountain, you’ll also save yourself from the solid hour that it will take you to clean them on your day off.
Do I really NEED this?
Whether you're at the grocery store or the hippest boutique on the block, ask yourself before you purchase, “do I really NEED this?” Not only will you keep more cash in your wallet, but you’ll also be putting some invaluable impulse control into practice. This will serve well in the future when it comes to maintaining a clutter free home and lifestyle.
Institute a laundry day
Ensure that your linens and clothing are always fresh and clean by designating one day and time a week for doing ALL of the laundry. Yes, this also means putting ALL of it away afterwards.