Do any of your friends seem to be a packrat? Do you know any friends that have piles and piles of junk in their homes? If so then I know what you are going through. I know how hard it is to clean a house when you have a lot of stuff to deal with. I know how you feel, I’m the one who has to do it all the time. To help you get started on keeping your home clean and organized, I thought I would share a few tips on getting rid of clutter.

Have a Plan of Action

The first thing you need is a plan of action. You need to have a plan of action to make sure you don’t do anything that will cause a back job. Like if you want to organize your closet, you need to de-clutter your closet first. If you have unopened mailed in your home, now is the time to put them away even if you think you will open them in the near future. After you get rid of the clutter in your home, finding things that will help you maintain the cleanliness and organization of your home needs to be the next step that you take.

Sometimes it is hard to come up with good ways to organize a home. A plan of action will be most helpful when it comes to figuring out what you are going to do to take care of all the clutter in your home. Only implement things that will help you maintain the cleanliness and organization of your home. It’s not going to do you any good to de-clutter only to get rid of old magazines because you are in a serious financial mood, it should become a monthly habit.

Have you ever cleaned your home and realized that you had things that you going to use later? Or that you have things that should be thrown out and would be trunking up with the rest of the stuff in your home that you are keeping? These items need to go away. That is part one of de-cluttering your home. The second part is sorting through all of the items you are keeping. Start with those things that you are certain will be used or that you haven’t used in at least one year. These items need to be put on a separate shelf or in a box that you can make up later. You need to be ruthless with the things you are keeping, items such as clothes that are out of style, or items that you have not used for at least one year should be donated or given away.

My 2 Step Process To Decluttering

When you begin sorting through all of your possessions, make two piles. One pile is the stuff that you intend to keep and the other pile is the stuff that you are going to throw out. This helps you stay focused and keep your eye open for duplicates.

From the piles that you are sorting through, take those piles, and place them in boxes for storage, sale, or donation. If you need to keep some of your items, store them in a container that is appropriate. You should also include a label with some notes on them such as: meant for this, used for that.

By throwing away or donating the stuff that you are stretching to keep, you will be able to clear some space and get to more fun activities in your life. You may even feel some relief and be in a better mood as a result. Your home gets a clean look, and your life gets a cleaner feel to it and you get a bit of a friendlier attitude in your life. Now get out there and de-clutter your home. Get those five eyes focused on all the clutter and get it over with so you can enjoy your home again.

Now that you have gotten rid of the things that are not needed in your home you can begin to sort through your possessions. To do this you are going to need a home organizational product that will help you with this process. You probably have already looked around your home and found one of these items for your needs at a reasonable price.

Time to Clean!

Once you are done with decluttering, cleaning your home should be the next step to take. It’s going to take a little time, but you will be able to keep yourself from making excuses when you are cleaning your home on a regular basis. 

If you are someone who is super busy with work or business, you can hire a house cleaning company to do the cleaning for you. Whether you do it yourself or you hire a house cleaning company what is important is you start it as soon as you can and do not take it for granted. You will thank me for the relief, benefits, and that good feeling it will give you for having a clean and organized home!