Tired of all the clutter in the house? Check out these 5 tricks to stop clutter. Your house can be clean and clutter-free with just a few simple steps. These clutter busters will have your house clean and organized in no time.
Every year at the new year I love to go through and work on cleaning clutter from my home.
I have found it's a great time to go through and declutter the home. Over the holidays and winter, we have often let clutter build up in our homes.
After some time we don't even notice the piles anymore. Get rid of the clutter and prevent it from coming back with these 5 tips to stop clutter in the home.
How To Stop Clutter In The Home
Eliminating clutter is pretty easy and doesn't take a lot of time. Just spending 15 minutes a day working on a few of these simple tips will help your home look cleaner and more organized.
The best part is you don't need to spend any money! Your home will look nicer without clutter around and it doesn't need to cost you anything.
Check out these 5 great ways to stop and prevent the clutter in your home.
Declutter The Hot Spots
Every house has that one collection spot. You know what I am talking about.
For me, it is one end of the kitchen counter. We place our keys up there and so for such a long time all mail and bills would just pile up there too. Pretty soon, we would be digging through the pile to try to find a paper that was due or a bill.
Stop clutter by creating a dedicated spot for all of your mail and car keys.
We finally bought a file folder and wall file from Staples. I just hung it on the inside of the cabinet and put all the bills and papers inside. Every Sunday when we do money then we get down the file folder and go through everything.
Your collection spot may be different but with a little bit of time and maybe a couple of dollars, you can find a way to deal with it and stop clutter.
I feel like every time I get the mail I get all kinds of junk mail. Everything from credit card applications to catalogs that I haven't ordered from in years.
Then, the catalog sits around for a week before I throw it out. I finally started unsubscribing to all these items. It does take a bit of your time, but you never have to deal with it again.
You can call the catalog companies and they will take you off their mailing list. Plus, there is even a way to stop credit card applications.
If you really hate junk mail check out these great tips to stop junk mail for good!
Less mail and catalogs can mean getting rid of the clutter. Don't waste your time going through mail every day just to throw it out.
The same goes for those emails filling up your inbox. Stop the clutter and unsubscribe.
Most emails have a button at the bottom of the email to unsubscribe from the list. You don't have to spend your day deleting emails that you don't read. This is a great clutter busters idea.
Organize the Junk Drawer
If you are trying to get rid of clutter the junk drawer is a great place to start.
We have a drawer at our house that collects all the odd and end things. We used to just throw everything in the drawer and try to find it later.
Sometimes things wouldn't fit so we would just put it on the tabletop above the drawer. Two years ago we got tired of sorting through the drawer every time we needed a pen or pencil and we organized it.
For about $10 we bought organizers to ensure that everything had a place. No more losing pens or tape. You can easily organize your drawer for a couple of dollars.
The dollar stores have all kinds of organizing baskets and trays. They work great to help clear out all that clutter in the drawers. Stop clutter with just a few dollars.
The junk drawer may just be one small drawer in your home but stopping clutter in your junk drawer can help you find the modivation to get rid of clutter in other spaces of your home.
With just 15 minutes time you can get rid of the clutter in a drawer and feel better about your house.
A couple of years ago I used Amvets to donate a big item we couldn't move to Goodwill.
It was great because we didn't have to move it, but the best part came later. I now get a phone call about once a month asking if I would like to make a donation.
Then, Amvets comes by my house to pick up all the stuff. It's like a monthly reminder to get rid of things I don't need in my house. I always say yes, because I know I can find clothes or toys that we don't use anymore.
There are plenty of places that you can use to schedule a monthly donation for. Not only do you get rid of clutter in your home but someone else has the chance to get things that they need. It's a win-win.
Only Buy What You Can Use
I have a really bad habit of buying things because they are a great deal. I see cute decorating things at garage sales or T.J. Max and I just want to buy it.
I try to only buy it if I know exactly where I am going to put it. If I buy it just because I like it I end up with too much clutter.
The same goes for clothes. I try to only buy it if I know where I will be wearing it. If it doesn't fit into my everyday life it probably isn't going to be useful.
Learning how to stop clutter in the home isn't just about getting rid of the clutter. It's also learning how to only buy what you really need so you have less things you need to have around your home.
Your home feels more inviting when you have less clutter. Plus, a clutter-free home just feels cleaner too.
By using these five clutter busters I have really eliminated lots of clutter from my life. What about you? What are your tricks to stop clutter in your house?
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