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


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


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


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


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


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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Cluttering Home Decor Ideas To Get Rid Of

We all want to stay up with the latest trends, tips, and tricks, but sometimes, all those trendy ideas just create clutter. We’ll let you know how to keep up with these trends correctly in a non-cluttering way.

So Many Floating Shelves



Floating shelves are so great for display storage, but the clutter comes when there are just too many! Be careful not to over-do it. People add in more shelves when they want more and more storage. Just get rid of some stuff or find another place to store it, such as your garage or attic. As you can see in the picture, it’s still trendy and not over done.

A Lot of Kitchen Accessories



There are only so many cookbooks you need and so many glasses and so many appliances on your countertops. Yes, they are so cute individually, but now there are so many, they blend together and create clutter. Instead, pick a very limited amount of decorative pieces to put out in the kitchen.

Couch Pillow Clutter



We all love couch pillows. They’re comfortable. They cute. They’re the best couch accessory, but too many is too many. Lots of people tend to over do this designer idea. This tends to happen more to small couches, because they tend to think it has to be a certain number no matter how big or small the couch is. Think less is more. That is sure to help out. Even if you have a large couch, try to pick your favorites and downsize the number of pillows.

Pile Up on Table Trays



Designers use table trays because if used correctly, they’re great tools providing an area to be used as a “drop zone” for smaller items. Many people use it for mail instead, and when the mail doesn’t get checked, it piles up and piles up. The table tray clutter starts becoming the main eye drawing area in the whole room. Try to refrain from placing your mail on your table tray.

Stacks on Stacks on Stacks of Books



Stacked books is a very cute trend, but this is one you have to be careful of overdoing. It can easily create a clutter problem. It really just creates piles in every room that are unnecessary if it’s just too many. Try to just minimize the stacked book decor as shown in the picture.

Hopefully, you can decrease the clutter in your home with our tips here. Don’t forget: it mainly comes downs to over doing one cute trend that too much creates clutter. Follow the pictures provided for ideas on how to keep up with the latest in the best ways! Keep it trendy, chic, and decluttered!


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