To avoid feeling overwhelmed, begin by tackling a small area that’s been bothering you, like a messy drawer or a cluttered countertop.
Simplify your decision-making process with the four-box method. Get four boxes or bins labeled “Keep,” “Donate,” “Sell,” and “Trash.
Use the "one-in, one-out" method to keep things from getting cluttered. You should get rid of something every time you bring something new into your home.
If you haven’t used or worn something in the past 12 months, it’s time to bid it farewell.
Divide your home into functional zones, such as a serene reading nook or an efficient workspace.
Scan important papers and records to cut down on paper clutter. Keep digital copies safe in a folder on your computer or in the cloud so they are easy to find and keep organized.
Make the most of your walls by installing shelves, hooks, or hanging organizers.
Kitchen and bathroom countertops rapidly become cluttered. Keep them clean by allocating storage for regularly used goods and cleaning away clutter.
When decluttering larger spaces like rooms or garages, sort items by category instead of location.
Keep a designated box or bag for donation items in your home.