Tuesday, November 23, 2010

10 Decluttering Tips

In getting the house Yuletide ready I've been doing a bit of decluttering. For me, an important part of decluttering is throwing out all the magazines I have about decluttering.

So as I cleanse here are some of my favourite tips from the experts*:

1. Tackle messes one room at a time - sounds sensible.
2. Everyone seems to agree that scheduling regular decluttering sessions is the way to stay on top of any imploding clutter - they say 15 minutes a day should do it.
3. Sort with 3 boxes, 1 to throw, 1 to donate and 1 to keep. This way you are forced to make a decision about each item as you come to it.
4. Don't allow things into the house in the first place - I must say I do try to take a stand with the junk mail (so instead it sits on my lawn for 3 weeks ha ha).
5. Whenever your boiling the kettle for a cuppa, tidy up the kitchen - doable.
6. If you haven't worn an item of clothing in 6 months sell or donate - even the skinny jeans I know I can fit into again?!
7. Have someone else who's not attached to your stuff help you sort through things - nothing quite like the brutal honesty of a friend.
8. Stop buying new items - sigh.
9. Let go, it's just stuff.
10. For the things you can't let go of (and that's OK where people not machines), find a place in your home that is worthy of the objects value to you.


  1. Of all organizational processes, decluttering is probably the most difficult part. I love what you do with your junk mail! Have a wonderful day, Kellie xx

  2. I to decluttered two weeks ago! I felt so good. I can't believe how many magazines I have. Mimi x

  3. I love the feeling after a good declutter...but it's not always easy to part with things!!

    I like the idea of displaying the things you're really keen to hang on to...if you don't even want to look at them really why keep them!!

    Good luck with getting the clutter under control! :)

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