Are you tired of seeing clutter on every surface of your home? You look at your kitchen table, your counters, and even your dresser, and all you see is clutter that should have a place but for some reason, doesn’t. It can make life even more stressful and make you feel as though you are falling further behind since you do not have time to put everything away. If your goal is to get rid of the clutter in your home, once and for all, here are a few ways to do that and get the clutter war started.
Take 10 Minutes Per Day to Fight Clutter
You are not going to get a lot of clutter put away in ten minutes each day, and we know that, but if you do it at least six days a week, that is an hour battling only clutter each week. That will quickly make a difference on how much clutter your home has in it. Specify a time where you can address problem areas on a daily basis, and make it happen.
Start Your Clutter War by Cleaning Out Cupboards and Drawers
Once you have cleaned out cupboards and drawers, you will have places for the clutter that is taking up other spots in your home. Think of how many things you could put away from your counter if that junk drawer wasn’t always overflowing with, well, junk! It should be easy to get a drawer or cupboard done in your ten minutes a day, so use the time wisely and throw out what you know you don’t need.
Keep Boxes and Totes Handy for Stuff You Need but Only Use Sparingly
Keep areas of your home stocked with small boxes and larger totes to hold on to items that you cannot toss, but only use now and again. Fill boxes with breakable items or items that fall into the same category, like holiday décor, and put them in labeled totes. From there, put the totes into the closet and move on.
Once your closet is full, consider storing the totes outside the home. Total Storage allows you to bring in as little or as much as you need stored, and they can keep it safe for you. Any time you need something, you just stop by, grab it, and go on with your day (or night). What could help reduce your stress more?