Living in a clean home is important for healthy living. In addition, decluttering and organizing your rooms is something that must happen on a regular basis. It will help create a healthy and clean home. Some thought and effort to discern what we actually need in our living spaces is required though. By decluttering and organizing your home on all levels, you will find yourself feeling clearer and more focused mentally. If you have things piling up anywhere in your home, it is a true sign that it is time to declutter and organize your room. Donate the things that you just don’t need anymore to people that could actually benefit from the things that are cluttering your home.
Here are a few ideas for each room in your house to help declutter.
5) Bathroom Decluttering
Bathrooms are notorious for embarrassing situations when company comes over with little or no notice. Hanging underwear, towels we only use for spills and clean ups, overflowing hampers, and products crowding the countertop can create quite the mess. Decluttering makes these situations a lot calmer. A basket under the sink to toss all the products in, will help remove the clutter from your counters. In-cabinet organizers for your drawers could really free up the space in drawers while making it easy to find the things you need. Just toss ‘em in in a pinch, and not stress about the mess. Keeping on top of laundry can be difficult when you’re busy, make it easier by keeping them sorted in a hamper and by doing it on the same day of the week (or days if you have children). This will help you know that it will get done on those specific days. Toss out the old raggedy towels or create a specific place hidden away for them if you’re cleaning spills and things a lot. If you have way more than you actually use, just get rid of them. Holding onto them is unnecessary and crowding. These are important steps to decluttering and organizing your bathroom.
4) Organizing your Bedroom
Your bedroom is your cave of comfort and should be as comfortable and decluttered as you want it to be. Remember that your clarity comes from decluttering. Organizing your belongings here as much as possible will help you to feel cozy and welcome. Expect a little mess every now and then, just clear it up when you can. Use closet organizers to make it easy to throw things in and still look good. Buy shoe racks, hanging knick-knack pockets and a sufficient dresser organizers for your underwear, swim-suits, tank tops etc. The easier you make it on yourself to organize your things, the quicker it will be to clean up. Also, make sure you keep your mattress clean. Here is How to Clean a Mattress Like a Professional.
3) Arranging the Living Room
The living room should be regularly kept up for company as well as your own family. It can be a little more lax here, as it is generally the center of attention. People usually watch TV, play board games, gather for a talk or a glass of wine with friends, and where the kiddos run around all day leaving all of their toys out. Keeping a toy box in here, open or closed is an excellent idea if you have children. You can just throw the toys in there in a pinch and teach them to do so as well. In this room books tend to begin to crowd the shelves, DVD’s spill out, plants can overrule and couches can get worn out. Donate the books you no longer read to a local library. Figure out which DVD’s that you want to keep and organize them nicely on a shelf. Trim the dead parts of the plant or relocate them to open the space outside. Lastly, reupholster the failing couch or cover it with a slip cover to be more eco-friendly. These are important steps to decluttering and organizing your living room.
2) Sorting the Dining Room
The dining room is a place for family and friends to gather for a meal, converse and have a good time. Keeping this space decluttered and organized, besides some nice decorations, is necessary for detoxing this room for a healthy home. Don’t start storing things in here so that you will have to deal with them later. If you have boxes or clutter in here, now is a good time to sort through and see what you need and don’t need to donate. Sometimes giving away things you haven’t used in months or years feels very enlightening, so get to work decluttering if things are piling up in your dining room.
1) Kitchen Cleaning
For many of us the kitchen is a sacred place. Everything that feeds our families and ourselves comes from this space. It requires attention, care, and good thoughts and feelings. Decluttering and donating things you don’t use like the old food processor shoved in the back of the cabinet from 1980 and 4 of the 5 coffee grinders will help free up clutter and rid the kitchen space of cluttered thoughts as well as cabinets. It will be easier to find what you need and allow for energy to flow better while you are preparing meals.
Decluttering your home can seem overwhelming at first. If you just set aside a day a week to work on each type of room, within a little over a month your house will be mostly clutter-free. It’s always a work in progress, so don’t stress. Just enjoy working with your living space and strive for a healthy home.