10 Easy Hacks to Declutter Like a Pro

10 Easy Hacks to Declutter Like a Pro

Is your house overflowing with “might-use-someday” things? Buried under towers of unread books and lost socks? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! We’ve all been there, tripping over piles of stuff. But today, we’re taking back control! Ditch the stress and grab your cozy clothes (capes are welcome!), because we’re going on a clutter-busting adventure! With these 10 awesome tricks, you’ll go from tidying victim to tidy champion, reclaiming your space and feeling fantastic. No more “maybe” piles – this is a clutter fix party, and everyone’s invited!

Hack #1: One-Touch Rule: 

When you pick something up, make a decision, are you going to keep it, toss it or give it away?– choose one and move on. No wandering in “maybe” land (we’ve all seen that Tupperware mountain, haven’t we?). This quick-decision rule keeps the clutter from multiplying.

Hack #2: Spotlight Decluttering:

 Feeling overwhelmed by the sheer amount of clutter? Don’t try to tackle Mount Everest in one go! Pick one area at a time—a drawer, a shelf, a corner—and give it a makeover. Celebrate your tiny victories and watch as the decluttering dominoes start to fall, one tidy space at a time. Remember, progress, not perfection, is the key

Hack #3: Reverse Wish List:

Instead of wishing for more stuff, craft a list of things you’d cheer to say goodbye to. Those chipped mugs gathering dust? Magazines promising “101 Ways to Get Organized” but failing miserably? Release them into the world (aka, the donation bin) and feel the weight of clutter lift from your shoulders (and soul!). It’s not just about clearing space; it’s about spreading joy and decluttering the world, one chipped mug at a time

Hack #4: Sentimental Clutter: 

Let’s be real, some things hold memories (Grandma’s chipped teapot that makes the best tea, hands down). But do you need 14 chipped teapots hogging shelf space? Keep one or two truly special items, and let the rest go with a grateful heart. Photos can be saved on your phone, and memories live on long after belongings move on.

Hack #5: Maybe Box: 

Unsure about something? Don’t let it become a permanent “maybe pile” fixture. Give it a temporary timeout in a designated “Maybe Box.” If you haven’t used it in, say, six months, it’s probably ready to bid farewell. Out of sight, out of mind (and out of your already overflowing closet!). Remember, less is often more, even in the realm of “maybes.”

Hack #6 Decluttering Games:

 Who says tidying can’t be fun? Make it a game! Race your family to see who can fill a bag fastest, reward yourselves with treats for each bag conquered, or blast some tunes and dance while you declutter. Remember, a little fun makes this process way less painful and way more, well, playful! Think of it as a decluttering Olympics, with you taking home the gold (and a clutter-free home!).

Hack #7: Gratitude Giveaway: 

As you declutter, shift your focus from the “stuff” you’re letting go of to the good it can do for someone else. Donate unwanted items with a thankful heart, knowing they’ll bring joy to another home. It’s not just about clearing space; it’s about spreading love and decluttering happiness! Imagine a child’s delight receiving those mismatched socks you never wear, or a family enjoying the spices that no longer spark your culinary creativity

Hack #8: Digital Detox:

 Don’t forget the invisible clutter—the digital kind! Unsubscribe from unused emails, delete old files (we all have those!), and organize your digital workspace. A clean desktop and inbox can do wonders for your mental clarity and productivity. Remember, less is more, even in the virtual world! Imagine the peace of a clutter-free inbox, free from distracting pings and unnecessary emails.

Hack #9 Bag-a-Day Challenge: 

Channel your inner superhero (think Tidy Tornado, not Captain Chaos) and fill one bag a day with clutter. Clothes older than your internet dial-up days? Spices older than your grandma’s vinyl collection? Send them packing! This daily dose of decluttering keeps the momentum going and leaves you feeling like a space-clearing rockstar.

Hack #10: Take a Fresh Start: 

Even the tidiest warriors have occasional clutter blips. Don’t beat yourself up! Acknowledge the setback, recommit to your decluttering journey, and start fresh. Remember, progress, not perfection, is the key. Celebrate the wins, big and small, and enjoy creating a calm and organized space you love.

Bonus Tip: Need a decluttering hand? Remember, Alexandria has its best professional decluttering squad at Lavender Organizes! 

We’re not just pros at clearing stuff, we’re home transformation specialists! Whether your garage needs a tidy-up, your move-in needs organization, or your basement and attic need some love, we can help you conquer the clutter and create a peaceful haven. Imagine a sparkling garage, a move-in that’s smooth and easy, a basement that’s organized and useful, or an attic full of purpose, not forgotten things. That’s what Lavender Organizes crew can do!

So don’t face the clutter alone, let us be your helping hand! You’ll love coming home to a space that’s organized, calm, and truly yours. Get in touch today and let’s transform your house into a happy home!