Do you want a more clutter-free home, but you have no idea how to get started?
If you’re struggling with clutter, chances are you have stuff in every room that you need to get rid of right now. And the fact that there’s clutter everywhere you look can make it difficult to find a decluttering starting point.
But here’s some great news: You don’t have to stay in a state of overwhelm. You can start making your house a more comfortable home by taking small steps to clean up each room.
The best way to get started is with a plan, so I’m giving you a handy, room-by-room list of items you can purge right now to get you started on your decluttering journey.
You can also download the list here and save it to view or print out later. Here’s a tip: I recommend printing it out so you can stay motivated by crossing each item off the list as you complete it.
Now, here’s something that may surprise you: While you’re working through this list, I bet you’ll find many more things around your house you can get rid of that aren’t even on this checklist. Decluttering is quite contagious that way!
Once you get started, you’ll be unstoppable. So think of this list as just the beginning, and don’t stop after you’ve finished all 101 items. Keep going!
Many of the items on this list can go directly into the trash, while there are other items you can donate to a person in need or a charity close to your heart. Just be sure not to delay in finding a place to make donations. Here’s why: Postponed decisions are among the main causes of clutter. The goal here is not to procrastinate —go ahead and get this excess stuff out of your house quickly.
One last thing that’s very important: Be sure to check your local rules or regulations to dispose of any hazardous materials or bulk trash items properly. Most cities or counties have this information readily accessible on your local waste management website.
And now, without further ado, here are 101 things you should throw away to have a more clutter-free home:
by Jennifer Westbrook | Main Stage Home Staging & Organizing