50 Quick & Easy Declutter Tips!

I would much rather spend my time at the beach than doing chores around the house! How about you? Implementing just some of these cool tips will free up some much needed time.

1 Start small with a single drawer or shelf.

2 Set a timer for 10-15 minutes to declutter a small area.

3 Use the “one in, one out” rule for clothes and other items.

4 Donate or sell items that you haven’t used in over a year.

5 Keep a donation box in your closet for easy decluttering.

6 Use a designated spot for incoming mail and papers.

7 Get rid of duplicates of items you don’t need.

8 Keep a minimalistic wardrobe with versatile pieces.

9 Use vertical space with shelves and organizers.

10 Organize items by category, such as books or kitchen supplies.

11 Digitize paper documents to reduce clutter.

12 Store seasonal items in labeled containers.

13 Keep a “maybe” box for items you’re unsure about.

14 Use clear containers for easy visibility.

15 Get rid of expired or unused items in your pantry.

16 Use drawer organizers for small items.

17 Keep your countertops clear for a more spacious look.

18 Take advantage of under-bed storage.

19 Use a designated spot for keys and other small items.

20 Don’t hold onto broken items you won’t fix.

21 Hang pots and pans.

22 Keep only items that are functional or beautiful

23 Digitize your music and movies to save space.

24 Keep a “to donate” pile in your car for easy drop-off.

25 Don’t hold onto clothes that don’t fit or flatter you.

26 Use an e-reader for books to save space.

27 Get rid of expired toiletries and makeup.

28 Use hooks for hanging items, such as jackets and bags.

29 Use a hanging shoe organizer for small items like socks, accessories, toiletries and crafts.

30 Keep a separate space for sentimental items.

31 Store off-season clothes in vacuum-sealed bags.

32 Donate excess blankets and linens to a homeless shelter.

33 Use a file organizer for paperwork and bills.

34 Get rid of kitchen gadgets you never use.

35 Store pots and pans by size for easy access.

36 Use a pegboard for organizing tools.

37 Keep your fridge and pantry organized with labels.

38 Get rid of excess cleaning supplies.

39 Store bathroom items in labeled containers.

40 Use a spice rack for easy access to spices.

41 Use a shower caddy for organizing toiletries.

42 Get rid of excess mugs and glasses.

43 Use a jewelry organizer to keep jewelry tangle-free.

44 Store wrapping paper and supplies in a designated container.

45 Keep a “repair” pile for items that need fixing.

46 Use a bookshelf for organizing shoes.

47 Use a rolling cart for portable storage.

48 Keep a “go bag” for emergency situations.

49 Use a magnetic strip for organizing metal items like knives.

50 Get rid of excess throw pillows and blankets.

By implementing these tips you will find maintaining your home to be a much quicker and easier process! Plus donating extra unused household goods is a really nice gesture and will be much appreciated by the receiver.


See you at the beach!

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Marj Bates is a life long ridiculously organized declutterer and artist. Less is more are words Marj lives by in everything she does except collecting dogs. “Dogs are like potato chips! Can’t have just one.” says Marj. Marj wonders if growing up with a fanatically clean Jewish mom means her decluttering and organizational skills are in her blood.

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