Inside: Get your home organized and clutter free quickly. Check out these fantastic tips on how to declutter fast. Your house will look and feel cleaner.
I love a good decluttering session. Sometimes I just take a week and spend an hour or two each day decluttering the different rooms of our home.
Just like spring cleaning decluttering is an important part of keeping your home looking its best.
One of the things that I learned when I was becoming a certified organizational specialist is that decluttering doesn’t need to take a lot of your time. You can make a lot of progress in a short amount of time.
When you regularly and thoroughly declutter your home it just looks cleaner and way more organized.
However, if you are reading this you probably just want to declutter fast. No worries! You don’t have to be a regular decluttering person to declutter quickly.
Check out these easy tips on how to declutter a house fast!
How To Declutter Fast
There are those times when you may need to declutter quickly. You may not have a week or even 4-5 hours to go through and really give your home the attention it needs.
If you are in a hurry and really need to get your home decluttered quickly check out these tips. They will help you learn how to declutter fast.
Whether you just found out someone is coming to your house in an hour or you are just sick of the clutter these tricks will help you learn how to declutter fast and get your house back in order.
Start In The Worst Room
If you only have a short amount of time to declutter start in the worst room first. I have found that this is often the kitchen.
In our house, we come into the house through the kitchen so it tends to be full of shoes, junk mail, and other stuff we need to put away.
When you get rid of clutter in the worst room you suddenly feel better about decluttering and it tends to make the whole house look cleaner and less cluttered.
Or if you have someone coming over and you need to declutter quickly then you can choose the main room where you will be hanging out.
Pick up and declutter your living room or family room so you can talk without focusing on all the clutter. It’s an easy tip on how to declutter a house fast.
Imagine how you will feel when you have one room that is completely clutter-free!
Get Rid Of Trash
Start by getting rid of any obvious trash. Go through the area that you are cleaning with a trash bag and throw all that trash away.
Make sure you also throw away anything that is broken or has missing pieces.
Magazines that you want to read “some day” can be tossed or recycled too!
It only takes a few minutes to walk around and gather up all the trash but it can really make a big difference in a really cluttered room. Throwing out the trash is an easy way to declutter fast.
Cleaning up trash also helps get you in a decluttering mindset. You make quick and easy decisions about the trash and that will transfer over to decluttering your home.
Once you start getting some of the clutter and trash out of the way you might be tempted to start cleaning.
Skip vacuuming, wiping down the counter, or any other cleaning tasks.
You don’t want to get distracted from your main mission of decluttering quickly!
Plus, getting rid of larger items and getting rid of junk will make the room look much cleaner.
It will be a bigger improvement than cleaning up some crumbs or sweeping the floor. Although it is easy to get distracted with cleaning just skip it when you are trying to declutter your home fast.
Be ruthless and honest in all of your decluttering. If you just move the junk from one room to another it really won’t help at all.
If you don’t use something get rid of it.
Clothing is one of those things we always tend to hold on to. We hope that we lose the last few pounds or we might wear the dress again.
I love these tips from This Simple Balance on decluttering clothes. When we think of decluttering clothing we think of spending lots of money to buy new clothes we love, but June has some great tips for doing this on a budget!
It’s easy to hang on to things because of sentimental value or we think someday we will use this. Most things you get rid of you will never think of again.
If you are trying to declutter fast you may want to skip the sentimental items and go for some easy wins. Just get rid of those never used items and be ruthless when doing so.
With this easy tip, you will be able to declutter your home without spending a bunch of time.
Find A Home For Everything
Find a home for everything in your house. If you have a home for everything then it is easy to always put it back in its place.
We start to have problems when we don’t have a place for something. That’s when junk mail piles up in the kitchen and kids toys all around the house.
Getting organized can help you keep your home free from clutter. If you are looking to get organized check out The Organized Home by Hilary at Pulling Curls.
It’s great! As you declutter find homes for everything that you are keeping and make sure you always put them back in the right spot.
I used this trick with our car keys because they were always sitting on the counter. We used a mount in the cabinet and now the keys are up and out of the way.
With these simple tips, you can learn how to declutter fast and get your house back in order.
Want some other cleaning and clutter tips? Check out these 5 simple tips to stop clutter. It will help you keep your rooms looking neat and organized. I’ve used it in my kitchen to make a huge difference over the years!
Need to spend some more time on your home? Check out my 7-day decluttering challenge to get your home back in shape!
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