Today, we're going to do something amazing. Are you ready? By following this guide, you're going to be able to declutter and reorganize your home so that it works for you. It's not gonna be easy, there'll be hard decisions to make, but we'll get there. The payoff will be more than worth it. Ready to begin? Let's go!
First off, you'll want to arrange five bins to sort items into these categories:
- Put away.
Once you've done that, you're ready to start.
1. The Bathroom
Begin with the medicine cabinet. Get it all out and evaluate how often you use these items. Discard outdated medications and toiletries. Then, put everything back into your cabinet, storing those items you use most often at eye level.
Whatever didn't end up with a home after this process can be sorted into your five baskets.
2. The Bedroom
First things first: Make your bed. Now that that's out of the way, move to your nightstands. Remove everything that doesn't belong and sort it into your Put Away bin. Throw out any trash.
3. Closet and Clothing
The best way to tackle this area is to go by clothing type. Start with footwear, then dresses, denim, and so on... By doing this it'll be easier to see when you've got too many of the same thing and it's wise to lose some. Now's the time to start deciding what to keep and what to say goodbye to.
4. Entryways, Mudroom, and Foyer
Maximize your entryway's functionality with regular de-cluttering. Start with any storage areas you have in the area, like desks, consoles, or side tables. Go through each drawer, removing the contents and deciding whether to toss or keep each item.
Remember to pay attention to the tops of each unit. Is there space for your keys and other items? Make sure everything has its place and is easily accessible.
5. The Kitchen
It's a good idea to tackle the kitchen either by item category (cutting boards, glassware, utensils, for example) or by zone. Clear out each space and evaluate every item. Then put them all back. Start with the bigger spaces or categories and move to smaller, easier areas. Move as many items as possible off of counters and into storage.