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5 Tips to Declutter Your Mt. Vernon Home Daily

Mt. Vernon Woman Decluttering Her HomeWithout questions asked, as a renter, a cluttered home can be a cause for great concern and frustration. In addition, the approach when decluttering a home can give the impression like it is a never-ending battle with your stuff. Instead of just moving things around, experts suggest applying a few specific strategies to help you declutter your home a little bit every day. In fact, by adhering to these five simple suggestions, you may just remove clutter from your Mt. Vernon home permanently.

1.  Start Small

Making an effort to declutter your entire house at the same time is a good way to get overwhelmed – and all for nothing to change. As an alternative, start small. Set aside 5 or 10 minutes every day and focus on removing clutter from a single area. In the following days, you will begin to notice a real change in the amount of clutter in your house.

2.  Give Unused Items Away

Many of us have unused items that are only taking up space in our homes and closets. Try choosing just one item to give away each day. That will add up to 365 items in a year. To work out which clothes to save and which you may well donate, try this simple trick: turn all of your hangers in the reverse direction. As you wear each item, turn the hangers back the correct way. After a few months, gather up everything you haven’t worn and donated them.

3.  Use a Trash Bag

If you’re up for more of a challenge, you could try the trash bag approach. To do this strategy, get a large trash bag and keep on checking all over the house, scanning for items you don’t use or need. Stuff the bag as fast as you can, then donate the items or give them away.

4.  Create a Decluttering Checklist

Decluttering your home every day is a lot faster when you have clearly defined tasks. Also, you can even keep a close eye on your progress by marking off each item as it gets done. Using a checklist like this one, focus on decluttering a little bit at a time, for just a few minutes per day.

5.  Use the Box Method

One way to declutter an area quickly is to use the box method. Get several boxes and label them with terms like Keep, Give Away, Trash, or Re-Locate. Going one room at a time, take each item in the room and place it into one of the boxes. Don’t stop until every single item is in a box. Then follow through by donating, re-locating, or throwing away the items in the corresponding box. Another variation on this approach is to have baskets belonging to each member of the household. As the baskets are complete, that person has to then put their items away in their respective places each day. In these ways, you can declutter your entire house one box or basket at a time.

No matter which decluttering tip you begin with, by using them, it is possible to get the clutter in your house under control and keep it to a minimum every day.

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