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20 Ways to Declutter Your Home and Simplify Your Life

20 Ways to Declutter Your Home and Simplify Your Life

Many potential buyers cannot see past clutter when looking at homes. Whether you are ready to sell or not, here are some tips to keep your home looking presentable. Decluttering your home can be a daunting task, but it’s also a liberating experience that will leave you feeling refreshed and organized. Here are 20 ways to simplify your space and declutter your home.

  1. Start with a plan. Make a list of the areas you want to focus on, and prioritize your items to simplify the decluttering process.
  2. Tackle one room at a time. Don’t try to declutter your entire home all at once. Start with one room, and then move on to the next.
  3. Create designated spaces for items. Assign each item in your home a specific place to live, and make sure it stays there.
  4. Donate items you no longer need. Get rid of items that are taking up space but no longer serve a purpose in your life.
  5. Use storage containers. Invest in storage containers, like boxes and bins, to help keep your items organized and in designated spaces.
  6. Purge regularly. Schedule regular decluttering sessions to keep your space organized and free of clutter.
  7. Sort your items. Create piles for items you want to keep, donate, or sell, and make sure they get to their designated spaces.
  8. Say goodbye to excess. Get rid of duplicates, broken items, and anything you haven’t used in the past year.
  9. Invest in furniture that has built-in storage. Choose furniture that will maximize your storage space, like ottomans with hidden storage or bed frames with built-in drawers.
  10. Hang items on the wall. Use wall hooks and shelves to keep items off the floor and simplify your space.
  11. Label everything. Label your storage containers, shelves, and drawers to keep your items organized and easy to find.
  12. Use vertical storage. Utilize vertical space to maximize your storage and keep items off the floor.
  13. Store items in the attic or basement. If you have extra space, consider storing items in your attic or basement to free up room in your home.
  14. Use baskets and bins for smaller items. Store smaller items, like toys, in baskets and bins to keep them organized and easily accessible.
  15. Use closet organizers. Invest in closet organizers to maximize your storage space and keep your closet clutter-free.
  16. Get rid of expired items. Purge your pantry, bathroom, and medicine cabinet of expired items to simplify your space and keep it organized.
  17. Use clear containers. Store food and other items in clear containers so you can easily see what you have and avoid duplicates.
  18. Keep only what brings joy. Only keep items that bring joy and make you happy. Get rid of items that don’t bring you happiness.
  19. Store items seasonally. Store items that you only use seasonally, like holiday decorations, in a designated area to keep your home clutter-free.
  20. Keep your space clean. Regularly clean and maintain your home to avoid clutter from accumulating and keep your space organized.

Decluttering your home is a process, but with a little patience and persistence, you can simplify your space and simplify your life. Start with these 20 tips and you’ll be well on your way to a clutter-free home. When you are ready to sell, contact us!

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