12 Simple Ways To Get Clutter Under Control

Decluttering is a process. Your chances of lasting success skyrocket with a carefully considered action plan. You likely won't last long if you just grab a trash bag and start tossing.

It's important to remember that clutter is not just about things. It's also about how you think about the items in your home.

Here are twelve things you can do, starting today, to help you get clutter under control. The first five will prime your brain to declutter. They will set you up for success.

Get a Staging Area Set Up To Make Decluttering Easy

Be clear about how you will sort things — sell, donate, trash, or give away — and plan how you will get things to those places.

Talk to Your Housemates

Encourage your housemates to be part of the new plan. If they don't want to be part of your plan, you must determine how you can live with their decisions.

Commit to a plan, such as the downstairs bathroom on Tuesday, the front porch and hallway on Wednesday, the living room on Thursday, etc. If you are time-challenged, split the tasks.

Commit To Cleaning Your Space Regularly

The key is doing something very different than your normal daily activities, just for you. This activity can help keep your mind clear and your stress level low.

Spend at Least Five Minutes a Day on Self-care

Spend a few minutes each day learning about clutter and how it happens. Find a course, search YouTube, or join a Facebook group.

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