The new year brings an invigorating and motivating feeling to just about everyone. This makes it the perfect time of year to declutter and reorganize your home to enhance that fresh start feeling. Whether you’re tackling the project to fulfill your new year’s resolution, or you are just wanting to improve your living environment, look no further for our top tips for de-junking your space and organizing like a pro.
Tackling a reorganization and decluttering project for your entire home can feel overwhelming. Start small and take it one step at a time to make the process less painful. Remember, starting small won’t make the end result any less satisfying.
Pick your first space to tackle and stick to it. Go from room-to-room gradually and declutter and organize as you go. Common clutter culprits that make good starting places include closets, your pantry, or the home office.
They say the golden rule of getting organized is inventory must conform to storage. This means, no matter the space you have, be it big or small, your items should fit. No more busting open drawers or shelves stacked to the ceiling. If your space is limited, make your inventory limited as well.
Clutter can make any space feel chaotic and unorganized, even if it is seemingly organized to you. Consider ditching bulky furniture that doesn’t fit the space and get rid of things you don’t use or that don’t fit in the area you have.
If you feel like you want to buy something new, remember you must first know where you’re going to put it. That might mean you have to get rid of something before you can get that shiny new item. Remember, be ruthless about decluttering to make it happen.
When you take the plunge to declutter your home in the new year, remember the tip to start small and keep focus. Go room-by-room and sort clutter into categories of “store”, “sell”, “donate”, or “trash”. Once you’ve purged your clutter, do a deep clean to finish off the fresh-feeling space.
Other decluttering tips:
- If you’re struggling to let go, hire a professional
- Do small declutters daily to ensure your big mess doesn’t come back
- Be patient, decluttering doesn’t happen overnight, it is a process that can take some commitment and time
Make organization your best friend
Once your space is free of clutter and junk, it’s time to make organization your best friend. Get smart about storage by utilizing decorative bins and baskets (junk drawer is no more!).
During the new year, organization often starts by removing any seasonal décor that may still be lingering. Give your newly decluttered space a spruce by reorganizing furniture in a new and creative way that will add to your fresh start.
Remember, organizing should be done in small steps, room-by-room similarly to the decluttering process.
We hope you feel ready to leap into the new year with the motivation to declutter and organize your house. Utilizing these tips and tricks will make the process easier for you and help get the job done efficiently.