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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.

Clearing the clutter from your life has many benefits. Here are just 7 benefits of clearing the clutter from your life.

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.

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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.

cleaning for clutter

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:

-More sleep.

-A better mood every day.

-Better relationships.

-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 space.

-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?

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The Autism Family Guide is your shortcut to autism parenting.

How do I know?

Because friend, the resources in this guide are lifechanging.

Create routines with ease, calming strategies at your fingertips, and more.

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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Aimee Trader
Aimee Trader
8 years ago

I find it super easy to blame the clutter on the mister. Lol I am always trying to keep things organized.

Full Spectrum Mama
8 years ago

What do you mean…stashing isn’t clearing? Isn’t that what the basement is for? D’oh 😉

8 years ago

Great ideas. I really should tackle this on a daily basis, I have horrible piles of stuff everywhere. Your comment on stashing not de-cluttering made me laugh as that i what I tend to do, just keep moving it around everywhere!

Melanie Redd
8 years ago

Don’t you love when the clutter is cleaned up! Clutter can drive us crazy, can’t it. It is such a positive feeling when we get all of that clutter cleaned out.

I was “parked” by you on Titus 2, and I’m glad to find your blog.

Blessings to you,

Melissa Vera
8 years ago

I have just started decluttering our home again. And you are right a schedule is a must. Thanks for linking up on #HomeMattersParty and I hope you will come back and link up again soon.

Sharon Rowe
8 years ago

Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness link party last week 🙂 This post is one of the feature posts on Monday Madness when it opens in a few hours time! Hope to see you there!