And Stay on Top of It!
Could you use 10 tips to remove clutter from your home from a Professional Cleaner? Well, that’s what you’re getting with this blog post! Thank you to Emily Ann Mercer, owner of Maid of Honour Cleaning, for being our “Mom Hacks” guest writer this month!
GIVEAWAY ALERT: Emily also has her own line of natural cleaning products, and we have teamed up for a giveaway. You’ll want to read to the bottom of this post for that!
I love how uncomplicated these tips are. Anyone can do these and have a less cluttered home!
1. Stop Over Buying
My BEST tip is the hardest tip to follow. STOP OVER BUYING! It sounds so easy, doesn’t it? But we all know it’s not. When you are shopping, ask yourself if you really need what you are about to buy. If the answer is not really, then don’t buy it. If it doesn’t bring you happiness, and won’t bring you happiness six months down the road, then you probably don’t need it!
2. Always Be Decluttering
My second best tip is to ALWAYS be decluttering. The rule in our house, is anytime a box comes into the house, we fill it, and donate. So every diaper box, every box from Costco, etc. Fill it with “stuff” and donate it!
Those two tips seem to help me and my family the most, but here are some other tips that might help you as well!
3. Empty or Bare Ain’t a Bad Thing!
Just because you have an empty drawer, cupboard, or corner in your house, doesn’t mean you need to fill it.
4. Put it in the Calendar
Schedule TWO decluttering weekends a year. Put it in your calendar, get the whole household involved, and stick with it!
5. Find a Cause that Means More to You than Stuff
Choose your favorite place to donate. Pick a charity that means something to you. We donate everything we have (that’s in good condition) to a local woman’s shelter. It makes me feel good about decluttering!
6. Just Do It.
Start with just 5 minutes. Just START! Once you start, you probably won’t want to stop.
7. Don’t Let Junk Sit Around
For example, recycle junk mail as soon as it comes into your home. Don’t let piles start!
8. Have a Spot for That
Make sure everything has a “home” in your house. That way you can always put everything away where it belongs.
9. Give Yourself a Big Picture View
When decluttering a cupboard or a drawer, take everything out and go through it. It makes it easier to visualize everything.
10. Involve the Whole Family
If everyone in the house is on board with decluttering, it makes things way easier. Have a conversation with your family before you start decluttering and make it a family affair!
I hope these tips help! They have helped our family so much!