Making Your Home Less Cluttered – Part 1 of 4

New home owners know that keeping your house clean and tidy can really feel like a full time job.  With the first post in our four part series, we’re going to break down some easy ways to cut back and declutter your home and your life.

Today, we’re going to be focusing on one of the toughest rooms in the house to stay on top of; the bedroom is often our least visible space, so it garners the least attention when cleaning day comes around.  A well kept room can really work wonders for your peace of mind though, and it doesn’t take much to stay on top of things.

First things first, when cleaning your room, always start with making the bed so the surface can serve as a home base while folding and putting things away.  From there, sort of the “mantra” of decluttering is “a place for everything and everything in its place”.  This is a lesson that is well applied to most nightstands.  Throw away anything that you haven’t used in the past month, or move it to a more permanent spot.  Investing in a drawer organizer can go a long way in simplifying your bed side clutter as well.

From there, go through your closets and dressers piece by piece and ask yourself “if I went shopping today…would I buy this?”  If the answer is “no”, toss it in a bag to take to Goodwill.  Once you’ve picked over everything, take your hangers and turn them around in your closet.  For the rest of the year, as you wear something, put it back facing in the correct direction.  At the end of the year, any clothes that remain turned around can probably be donated as well.

Decluttering your home doesn’t happen overnight, but with a little effort, you can get well on your way to living a cleaner, more organized and clutter free life!

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