If you like to keep your home perfectly clean and organized, one of the biggest obstacles you face is likely unwanted clutter. Whether it’s medical documents from providers choice that pile up in your workspace, your children’s toys that get all over the house, or clothing that fills up the laundry room, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed when things pile up. While any household is likely to have a small amount of clutter from daily activities, here are a few ideas for keeping it to a minimum, so that you can have the neatest space possible.
1. Organize As You Go
To reduce clutter, stop it from entering your home before it has the chance! Instead of taking off clothes and leaving them on the floor or in the wrong room, letting your child leave toys behind in a space they don’t belong or throwing items somewhere with the intention of getting them later, try putting everything in its place when it is done being used, and keeping your home organized as you move through it. This will make clutter cleanup much easier (or non-existent) in the future.
2. Don’t Keep Things You Don’t Need
Regularly take stock of what you have in your home and what you don’t need or don’t want to keep. From clothes to books to toys, it is likely that you outgrow or finish using household items all the time, and keeping them around when you don’t need to is just likely to lead to clutter. Try to deep clean your home once per month and evaluate what belongings are sitting around that don’t need to be, and regularly practice donating unwanted items. The fewer items you own and don’t use, the less cluttered your home will be.
3. Organize Wisely
Instead of buying every smart storage option you see with the intent to use it in your home, consider what the best and most effective way to store items in your space would be. If smaller bins make more sense than large shelves, purchase these instead. If you have a limited amount of space in your home, it might be wise to invest in a few under bed storage bins or tables, ottomans, and other items that double as storage space to ensure that you are keeping items decluttered and using space as wisely as possible.
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