Declutter your Home

Your home is where your heart resides and thus you need to keep it stress free. But because of busy schedules we forget to focus on keeping the house up to date. Thus, suddenly we feel that our castle has become overloaded A deep look tells us how unwanted things have cluttered your castle and it needs a decluttering exercise. If you’re feeling overwhelmed – it’s okay, it happens to everyone. But if you want to get back to living like royalty, you’ll need a plan to declutter your home.

Let us help you in sorting your items room by room to enjoy a stress-free life within your home.

Importance of Decluttering

Piles of disorganised or unwanted things can just irk you unnecessarily. Not only it affects your mental health, along with accumulation of piles of unused, unnecessary, unwanted items in your home, you start to accumulate dust, bacteria, and even mold and mildew. These all can create respiratory problems, especially for children and the elderly.

There’s no right or wrong way to go about the decluttering process. But sometimes it can be hard to know where to start — or how to stay focused throughout the process. Here are some basic decluttering tips to get you started:

  • Make a decluttering checklist to set goals for yourself, so as to you know well what things are you going to get rid of.
  • Focus on one room in your home at a time
  • Set a schedule for week and spend just sometime everyday decluttering the house
  • Make a plan for disposing of unwanted items
  • Get your family involved in the process

Above all, don’t forget — the goal is to reduce your stress level. Don’t let the actual process of decluttering make you feel more stressed than you did before. Following these tips can keep you motivated and focused.

Creating a Home Decluttering Plan

When you’re ready to declutter, you might start by creating a “declutter your home” checklist, which allows you to add details that are unique to you or the room you’re focusing on. Your room wise focussed checklist will help you to have one plan for your bathroom and another plan for your living room, which in turn will give a stress free process. Try to focus on one room at a time — this will help you maintain momentum as you declutter your home.

Decluttering Room-by-Room

Every room will have its own plan and for each room, sort items into three piles – those you want to keep, those you want to donate or sell, and those you want to discard.

Living Room

  • Old magazines
  • Old/unwanted artwork or decorative items, such as pillows, flowers
  • Unused or outdated electronics
  • Movies and media you no longer use
  • Furniture you would like to replace or discard
  • Any old covers you might want to replace


  • Cleaning out the junk drawer and cabinets
  • Reorganising the cookware.
  • Getting rid of excess cookware or dishes
  • Disposing of any expired items from the pantry
  • Disposing of any cleaning supplies you don’t use
  • Reorganizing the refrigerator magnets
  • Disposing unused or outdated electronics

Home Office

  • Unused electronics and cables
  • Clean out office supplies
  • Dispose of extra unused items
  • Decorative items such as plants, mugs and pictures
  • Digitize work notes and important mail


  • Cleaning out the medicine cabinet
  • Discarding unused or unwanted cosmetics
  • Disposing of old hair brushes
  • Disposing of unused toiletries
  • Discarding unwanted cleaning products
  • Reorganizing the area under the sink

Laundry Room

  • Clear out any shelves or storage spaces
  • Discard empty or unused laundry products
  • Clean out any laundry baskets or bins
  • Clean out lint traps and dryer vent


  • Organize by categories – such as tools, sports equipment, gardening, camping gear, and holiday decorations
  • Discard empty or unused supplies
  • Outdated sports equipment
  • Consolidate similar items into shared containers

All of these tips might be included in your ultimate declutter checklist. But don’t try to tackle too much at once. Stick with one room at a time and make your way through your house until you’re clutter-free.

Now you can use different cardboard boxes to gather items to donate, items to sell, and items to throw away.

Selling or Donating Unwanted Items

Now you need to decide what you would want to do with your discarded items. You basically have three options: sell them, donate them, or toss them entirely.

For starters, you can throw out anything that is immediately perishable, anything that’s already open, or any personal grooming items. This includes things like:

  • Expired food
  • Unwanted cleaning products
  • Hairbrushes or razors

You will have items which can be considered for donation. Before you get started, contact your local charity to see what types of items they accept. Not all donation centres accept things like clothing, linen, or even furniture.

Learning these guidelines will help you create a plan for the actual decluttering process.

Organizing Your Remaining Items

Now, it’s time to give a fresh and tidy look to your rooms. It’s time to reorganize, may be purchase some new replacements.

Consider doing the following:

  • Organizing blankets and throw pillows
  • Stacking and organizing books
  • Using small baskets for remote controls
  • Keeping plates and cookware in distinct cabinets
  • Using labels on select drawers and closets to keep things organized

Make sure to get your family or roommates involved in this step. That way, everyone will be on the same page about where things belong.

Habit of maintaining a Clutter-Free Home

The first time decluttering exercise might seem to be a very tiresome job and the checklist might make it seem like a major, one-time event. But if you can actually make it a regular priority by decluttering at least once per year, go through your home room by room to identify items that you can toss, donate, or sell, then the process looks more easy.

Not only does your mind need to remain stress free… your home too needs the same.

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