5 Simple Tips to Make Jumpstarting Decluttering Your Home Easy

Amidst the chaos of day-to-day living, maintaining a clutter-free living space might seem like a distant dream. But don’t worry, we’ve got five easy-to-implement tips to declutter your living space and reclaim your peace of mind.

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Set Clear Goals

First things first, let’s define our decluttering objectives. Whether it’s creating more space for family activities or simply restoring order to chaos, setting clear goals will guide our decluttering journey. Are we aiming for a minimalist vibe or just seeking a more organized environment? Once we know what we’re aiming for, we can strategize more effectively.

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Create a Schedule

More often than not our life is happening fast, and our days are often jam-packed with responsibilities. But amidst grocery store and school runs, let’s carve out dedicated decluttering time. Whether it’s 15 minutes a day or a weekly deep dive, consistency is key. By slotting decluttering sessions into our schedules, we’ll gradually chip away at the mess without overwhelming ourselves.

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    Start Small

    Feeling overwhelmed by the mountain of stuff? The key here is to start small. Tackle one drawer, one shelf, or even just one corner at a time. Breaking the task into bite-sized chunks makes it more manageable and less daunting. Plus, small victories build momentum and motivation to keep going.

    Create a Place to Collect Items for Donation

    As we declutter, let’s set aside items we no longer need for donation. Designate a bin or bag specifically for this purpose. Knowing that our pre-loved belongings will find new homes can make parting with them a little easier. Plus, it’s a win-win: we clear out clutter while giving back to those in need.


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      Keep the 20/20 Rule in Mind

      Ah, the 20/20 rule—a cornerstone decluttering philosophy. If we haven’t used an item in the past 20 days and can replace it in less than 20 minutes for less than $20, it’s likely time to let it go. This simple rule helps us distinguish between essentials and clutter, making decluttering decisions clearer and more decisive.

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      Don’t Forget to Include Digital Clutter

      In today’s digital age, clutter isn’t confined to physical spaces. Our devices are often cluttered with unused apps, old files, and overflowing inboxes. Take some time to declutter your digital realm too. Delete unused apps, organize files into folders, and unsubscribe from newsletters you no longer read. A clutter-free digital space can work wonders for our mental clarity.


      So there you have it: some simple tips to declutter your living space and restore harmony to your home. By setting clear goals, creating a schedule, starting small, donating unneeded items, and keeping the 20/20 rule in mind, we can transform our homes into serene sanctuaries. Here’s to reclaiming our peace of mind, one decluttering session at a time!

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      Kristen is the founder and content creator at Mom Managing Chaos where she teaches busy moms how to simplify and organize their life and finances. She writes about frugal living, budgeting, productivity and organization.