Decluttering Guide For The New Year!

New year, new you, right? Does the also apply to your home? Of course it does! It is time to declutter! We have created a decluttering guide for your home to make the process easier and hope it helps out tremendously. Let’s start decluttering!

The Bedroom

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We’ll get started in the bedroom and move about from there. First comes the overflowing closet. Create three piles: donate, sell, and throw away. Donate the items that aren’t nice enough the sell, and throw away the items that aren’t nice enough to donate. Go through every item in your closet and dresser. If you want to keep it, leave it there. If it needs to go in one of the three piles, add it to the appropriate pile. When you are all finished, put all the clothes you are donating in large trash bags and place them in the back of your car to be taken to the donation center immediately instead of in your garage for 6 months. (It’s okay. We all do it.) Don’t forget to go through your bedding as well and to clean out your nightstand. That little piece of furniture always seems to get filled with clutter. Let’s move on to the bathroom…

The Bathroom

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It’s finally time to clean out the linen closet and the sink cabinets. We know, it’s scary, but it has to be done! We have to make it clean and organized again. Start by throwing out any ripped or raggedy towels and washcloths, old and out-dated magazines, moldy shower curtain liners, expired medicine and makeup, and some of the multiple bottles of lotion you have.

The Kitchen

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Ok, here comes a long list of things that NEED to be tossed from the kitchen: any appliance that has missing parts, any cups, mugs, pots, pans or sets of dishes you don’t use anymore, chipped plates or bowls, travel mugs that don’t have tops, anything expired (this includes spices and condiments), takeout menus and coupons, ripped or raggedy kitchen towels, and the baking sheet or pan that you know you have more than one of.

The Living Room

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Typically, not much gets thrown away or sold from this room each year, but a couple things definitely need to go, such as pillows or blankets that are ripped and torn and decor that no longer matches your new decor. Include on that list remotes for TVs and radios you don’t have anymore and any stained rugs that badly need to be replaced.

The Office

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Papers galore! Think green, like the color of the year, and recycle! Toss any papers that are just completely unnecessary, junk mail, catalogs and magazines that are out-dated, any office supplies you have multiple of, broken pencils, any old info post-it notes, and old planners, calendars, and receipts. Your office should get a serious deep clean and have everything you need nicely filed away by the end of this wipe out.

So much stuff and clutter around you can give a feeling of being overwhelmed and the feeling of a disorganized life. Clutter brings about a lot of bad vibes and negative energy, so it’s very important to clear out and utilize our decluttering guide to the max!

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Save Your Space

Don’t throw that away! What if you need it one day? We all know that feeling when you’re forced to throw out something you’re really sentimental about due to lack of extra space in your house. During your Spring Cleaning this year, why not try to update your furniture to a few of these amazing model pieces to help you maximize your living space while also providing ample storage? By using a few of our ideas, you won’t have to part ways with your treasured items, and you’ll also be able to create more space for future belongings!

If you’re like us, you have way too many clothes and not enough space to keep every item. We all need to do some clearing out in our closets, but if you’re just not ready to let go of those 90’s pumps, we have the perfect place for you to store them! This bed provides storage underneath it for all of those items that just won’t fit in your closet anymore. By just flipping the bed up, it reveals a hidden storage compartment that’s perfect for all the clothes that you don’t wear very often, but want to keep! It also keeps dust out so that the clothes don’t get dirty. Now, you basically have a second secret dresser under your bed! It’s like a reverse Murphy bed!

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Who could forget about the bathroom where our hair and makeup products completely cover the countertop? This piece is the ultimate compact storage item for your small bathroom space! At only 7 inches deep, it takes up very little space while also being big enough to accommodate rolls of toilet paper, cosmetics, small linens, cleaning products, and more. It also includes built in dispensers for toilet paper and tissues! It’s the perfect way to eliminate clutter in your bathroom and free up some space under the counter for more beauty products!

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If you know you’re pretty disorganized in your bedroom, we have a storage idea just for you! Much like the first suggestion, this piece provides storage in the bed frame. Building a platform bed with lots of cupboards and drawers underneath is perfect for concealing all the junk that you want to keep but don’t particularly want to see. With all of this storage space, you can just throw your books, notes, papers, files, and clothes into all of your built-in drawers, and the best part is nobody would ever know! Keep your messiness a secret with these easy access cupboards and you’re bedroom will always look clean!

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So there’s just a few of our ideas to include in your home in regards to smaller spaces. We hope you take our ideas into consideration when cleaning out your home, and always remember, a little bit of cleaning a day…. Well, it doesn’t keep the doctor away, but it sure keeps you happy!

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