Surveys tell us that around one in four Americans has a clutter problem. The vast majority of Americans (84%) are concerned that their homes aren’t clean or organized enough. Perhaps most staggeringly of all, the average American contains as many as 300,000 items.
If you are concerned, frustrated, or downright scared about the amount of clutter in your home, you’re clearly not alone. However, there are many benefits to a de-cluttered home. As they say, a tidy desk is a tidy mind; homes that adhere to a more minimalist approach feel more harmonious, homely, and welcoming.
In this blog post, we’ll look at five basic tips for clutter removal in your house. Empty boxes at the ready; let’s get started!
1. Rent a Dumpster
Sometimes when it comes to a cluttered house, getting started can be the hardest part. By renting a dumpster, you have an efficient means of getting items out of your house. Dumpsters are extremely cost-efficient and make the task of cleaning out rooms easy and even fun.
2. Set Goals
If you are in need of a major de-cluttering, it helps to set goals that you can work towards and reach. Perhaps you are welcoming family members of friends to stay in a few weeks, or you will be hosting a party at your house. Or maybe you want to set a deadline, like the end of the month, for completing your de-cluttering work.
Setting goals that help to sharpen your focus and make the whole process more rewarding.
3. Be Ruthless
There is no place for sentimentality in de-cluttering. It doesn’t mean you have to throw out everything; you can easily keep your most important items while getting rid of anything that isn’t seen as crucial. Just make sure that you have a set storage space for any items that you keep, rather than just having them lying around.
4. Create a Donation Pile
This is a good incentive to de-clutter your house. If you have items that you don’t use very often, think about how much better used they would be in the hands of someone else. Donating non-essential items to charity is a great way to de-clutter your house while doing good.
5. Start With the Main Rooms
De-cluttering your whole house can feel like a daunting task, so it’s better to just move from room to room slowly. Start with the main rooms of your house, like the living room and kitchen, and finish there. Then, work through the bedrooms and other smaller rooms like offices and bathrooms.
Useful Steps For Getting Rid of Clutter
Getting rid of clutter can seem like a never-ending task; however, the benefits of doing so are many. You will have more pride in your house and space for enjoyable activities. You will also have more confidence in inviting visitors to your house and be proud of showing it off.
The above tips for getting rid of clutter are designed to make the de-cluttering process more enjoyable and successful. Like this blog post on how to get rid of clutter? Be sure to check out our other interesting articles on the rest of our blog today.
- About the Author
Alex Grigoryan is a Professional Home Improvement and Lifestyle Writer. He has been in the industry for over 6 years and has been writing for Chique Home Living since 2019. His work has been featured in prestigious blogs such as Spruce Home, Better Homes & Garden, and more.