A beautiful hall of a house

A beautiful hall of a house

Decluttering your home is a big task but can be achieved if does in a proper manner by focusing on one room even one zone within a room.

Whether undertaking it as part of a downsizing effort or simply trying to streamline your life, decluttering your home is a significant challenge. The best way to handle it is by focusing on one room, one space, or even one zone within a room. This will build confidence as you’ll experience visible success at every step. 

To help you declutter, you can use baskets, bins, or cardboard boxes. Bring the bins into each room as you declutter or leave them in one place in your home as you work. The important part is that you don’t have to go hunting for containers while you’re decluttering by simply setting up your bins before you begin.

Here are some easy ways you can declutter rooms in your home.

The Kitchen

Keeping your kitchen clutter-free is a challenge as so many different activities happen here, from eating, cooking, and socializing. As a result, the kitchen has several types of items stored in it.

You can start by decluttering your kitchen, starting with one category of the item at a time. For instance, cutting glassware, boards, utensils, or bakeware or going through zones in each part of the kitchen.

The first step is to empty every space, assess each item, and put everything back where it belongs. Then, start with your powerhouse storage spaces first, such as the upper cabinets and pantry. Later, move onto the drawers, lower cabinets, and the space under the kitchen sink.

Lastly, concentrate on decluttering the countertops. Try moving as many items as possible off of the countertops into storage spaces. Only keep what you use every single day.

Now, take your Put Away bin and return things that don’t belong in the kitchen to their rightful storage space in the house.

Decluttering The Bathroom

For the bathroom, it’s best to start with your medicine cabinet. Take everything out while discarding outdated skincare products, makeup, or medicines. Put everything you want to keep back into the cabinet, storing them at eye level according to how often each item is used.

Afterward, move to the cabinet drawers and remove everything. Quickly evaluate what you’re keeping and what you’re tossing. Put the items you’ll keep back into their drawers, with the items you’ll use most frequently in the top drawers. 

Do the same with the shower or tub. Lastly, pull everything out from under the bathroom sink and declutter those items. Everything that doesn’t have a home can be sorted into baskets or bins that you have separated for the purpose. 

The Closet

It’s a lot easier to decide what to toss and what to keep when decluttering your closet. For instance, you may keep a pair of jeans if you’re after a jeans collection. Start by pulling out different kinds of clothing and then decide what to toss and keep.

Once you’ve gone through your clothing, you will have about three areas to deal with:

  • Anything that needs to be repaired should go-to dry cleaner or tailor.
  • Bring any dirty laundry into the laundry room.
  • Putting away anything that’s in the wrong spot. For instance, if you have a pair of socks in your closet, put them in the dresser.