Quick and Easy Home Organization: 5 Simple Tips for Decluttering in Under an Hour

January 9, 2024

Feeling overwhelmed by clutter in your home? You’re not alone. As we step into the New Year, let's bring more joy and less stress by exploring simple ways to declutter your living space in less than an hour.

Start with a Decluttering Mindset (10 minutes):

Set a timer and focus on a specific area like a countertop, table, or desk. Quickly categorize items into keep, donate, or discard. Embrace a "less is more" philosophy for a clutter-free zone.

Tackle the Entryway or Foyer (10 minutes):

Declutter your entryway in just 10 minutes by removing excess shoes and coats. Use hooks or baskets for easy storage to create a welcoming atmosphere and reduce daily stress. If you have a stack of opened boxes, spend another 10 minutes breaking them down, or enlist your handyman for help!

Use Storage Bins or Baskets (10 minutes):

Spend 15 minutes in identifying clutter-prone areas like living room shelves or bathroom counters. Introduce storage bins or baskets to neatly organize items like magazines, toys, or toiletries for a quick and effective solution.

Streamline Your Closet (20 minutes):

Declutter your closet in 20 minutes with the "one in, one out" rule. Donate items you no longer need, use slim hangers to maximize space, and consider organizing clothes by color or category for an efficient and visually appealing closet. Psst: as a member, we offer donation pickups at no cost.

Create a "Catch-All" Station (10 minutes):

Dedicate the last 10 minutes to establishing a "catch-all" station. Set up a tray or basket near the entrance for quick access to keys, mail, or daily essentials, preventing them from scattering throughout your home.

Transforming your living space doesn't have to take hours. Spend just one hour adding these easy and practical decluttering tips to create a more organized and peaceful home. Set your intentions, grab a timer, and start decluttering—your stress-free living space awaits. Want to become even more efficient? Meet with your handyman for additional organizational help.

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