decluttering tips

As the saying goes, a tidy home is a happy home – but keeping your apartment free from clutter doesn’t have to be complicated! In fact, by making a few simple adjustments and thinking of it more as a lifestyle change rather than a chore, you can easily start living a more organised home life and get rid of clutter once and for all.

Read on for our best advice on how to make the most of your apartment space and keep your apartment neat and tidy, and clutter-free.

Make a plan
Before diving into a total home reorganisation project, it’s a great idea to make a clear plan outlining which parts of your home you’re going to tackle first. Biting off more than you can chew in the beginning usually isn’t the best move, as there’s nothing worse than spending half a day ‘tidying’ up your home only to find it worse than before you started! Instead, start small and try to focus on one room at a time.

Depending on how much clutter you have in your home, you may even choose to focus on one wardrobe or cupboard first and take it from there. Doing so will be much more motivating as you can see the results in real time, and it will act as an incentive to help you keep going.

Create a system
Once you’ve decided on your plan of attack, consider creating a system of how you plan to sort through your belongings and how you’re going to store what you choose to keep. A simple strategy is to sort your items into three piles: keep, donate, and toss. Try to keep only the things you use often and love, and donate anything that’s still in good shape to your local charity shop.

While you’re working on rehoming everything in your ‘keep’ pile, try to store it in a way that is functional and practical. As part of your system, you may also want to think about how you’re going to ensure you keep your space tidy and clutter-free going forward. Maybe your new rule will be to return things to where they belong as soon as you’re finished with them, or maybe you’ll opt for a once-daily runaround where you return all things to their designated location. Whatever you decide on, make sure it’s something practical that you can sustain in the long term.

Call for backup
If you share your space with others, decluttering shouldn’t be a solo mission. Whether it’s your partner, housemates, family or friends, all members of the household should be involved with the decluttering process if you truly want your new clutter-free way of life to stick!

By rallying the troops and getting the whole team on board, you can ensure that everyone is on the same page. Not only will they have a greater appreciation of the work that’s involved in decluttering in the first place, but it will also help them to understand the expectations when it comes to tidying up as well as the knowledge of where each item of the home actually belongs, which means no more excuses for anything left lying around. By working together, you will power through the decluttering process and be well on your way to enjoying your beautiful tidy home.

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