Most homes are going to have some amount of clutter. It happens. It doesn’t make you a bad homemaker and it doesn’t mean that your house is a mess. Clutter happens. For some of us, it’s a matter of staying on top of the clutter so it doesn’t turn into an organized mess. That’s why I want to share with you easy ways to start clearing the clutter. Being a homemaker just isn’t coming easy for me. It’s not that I don’t enjoy it, it’s a matter of making time for it and being mindful about it. And each time I’m able to clear another little pile of clutter, I have a sense of achievement and pride. Does that mean I’ll let more piles start? Absolutely not.
If you were here earlier this year, then you know that I took a personal challenge for myself during Lent. My goal was to ditch the junk in several aspects of my life. Decluttering was one of those aspects. This was also, in some aspects, the beginning of my homemaking for the uninspired series.
So why so much focus on clutter?
Because clutter is, and always has been, one of my biggest problem areas. I hold on to stuff for various reasons. I make a lot of excuses for holding on to stuff even when I know full well that I should just let it go.
Easy Ways to Start Clearing the Clutter
One of the biggest challenges to clearing clutter is that oftentimes, you just don’t know where to start. And, if you’re like me, and have accumulated a lot of clutter in one area of the house- getting started can be quite overwhelming. If that’s the case, here’s my biggest tip- just start.
Take it ten minutes at a time and just start clearing the clutter.
Just be mindful that you’re actually cleaning the clutter and that you’re not stashing. Stashing is not decluttering, it’s just hiding away the mess.
If you’re a visual person, schedule cleaning time and decluttering time into your day.
Another easy way to start clearing the clutter is by picking up as you go. As you’re walking through a room in the house, assess it quickly for ways that you can declutter it. If there’s no clutter, great! Move on and go to another room.
If there is clutter, not a problem.
Spend some time in this room and start decluttering and cleaning. Even if it’s something as simple as picking up a few toys off the floor, if you do this a few times a day (or whenever you have the opportunity), you’ll be able to stay on top of the clutter.
If you have the space for it, consider using storage bins. You can purchase them from online stores such as Amazon, Wayfair, or Target. Shop around and see what’s going to be the best fit for your family and your budget.
But why should you care about clearing the clutter?
7 Benefits of Clearing the Clutter from Your Life
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Here are just some ways that you can benefit from clearing the clutter:
-A better mood every day.
-Easier house management because you’ll know where everything is.
-Your bills get paid on time if you have a good organizational system in place.
-More time to do things you actually enjoy!
Clearing the clutter helps you out in so many ways.
I know that clutter can be overwhelming, but believe me- once you start decluttering and make it a habit and part of your routine, clutter doesn’t have to be nearly as overwhelming as it seems. The results will be highly beneficial and almost immediate.
What do you think are easy ways to start clearing the clutter?