How To Declutter Your Home? 15 Best Ways to be Clutter-Free Fast

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Are you ready to learn how to declutter your home? Do you want to wake up in the morning to a well-organized home free of clutter? Does the idea of having a clutter-free home relieve your stress and make you feel at peace? Then this post is for you. If you follow these tips then your house will look like it was on The Home Edit in no time.

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How to declutter your home?

Decluttering your home makes it much easier to maintain a well-organized home. A well-organized home allows you to think more clearly and become more productive during the day. It also helps you to be more relaxed at night. Just think back to when your home is full of clutter, don’t you feel a bit more stressed during those times? If you want to declutter your home you will need to do it in stages. Complete each task before moving to another. Follow these 13 tips to declutter your home fast.

15 tips on how to declutter your home fast.

15 Tips on How to declutter your home fast

  1. Start with the least cluttered first
  2. Check inventory- know what you have, what you need, and what you don’t need to make a list
  3. Prioritize
  4. Give away what you don’t need (Purge Hard)
  5. Make sure that everything has a place
  6. Group like items together
  7. Organize by Labeling and using storage bins as often as possible
  8. Use stackable and space-saving storage bins when possible and stylish ones whenever visible
  9. Put things where they belong
  10. Make a landing station
  11. Touch it once mentality
  12. Start with increments of 5-10 minutes for busy working moms
  13. Organize by Zone
  14. Keep a donation box this is a preventative measure
  15. Utilize extra space
  16. Get your kids involved in the process

How can I declutter my house in one day?

You can declutter your home in one day with no problem at all even if your home looks like an episode of hoarders it is still possible. You have to complete one room before moving to the next and it is best to start in the room that has the least amount of clutter first. Turn off the TV and dedicate the day to cleaning. If you are free of distractions you will be able to declutter your home in no time.

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How to Declutter Your Bedroom?

When trying to declutter your bedroom the easiest thing you can do is to start by making your bed. It is good practice to make your bed every morning after you wake up. Next move on to the bedside table. Take inventory of everything that is on your nightstand. Make two separate piles of what you will keep and what you will toss.

Put what you will keep back into the nightstand placing the most frequently used items towards the front. Find a place for the items that you want to keep but don’t belong on your bedside table. Follow the same process for the dresser working on one drawer at a time.

If you have any clothes that are out of place in your bedroom you should separate them first into two piles for clean and dirty clothes.  Put the clean clothes where they belong hanging up in the closet or folded in your drawer.

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How to declutter your closet?

Start off decluttering your closet by taking inventory. Think of what you will keep and what you will purge. Do this for everything in your closet ex. (Clothes, shoes, purses, belts, accessories, etc.)

Keep the clothes that you plan to keep hanging up in the closet. You don’t need to separate them into a pile because that is just creating extra work for yourself when you have to hang them back up. Just take out the clothes that you will not keep. If you are having a hard time decided what you will toss or donate then ask yourself these questions:

When is the last time I wore this?

How do I look and feel when I am wearing this?

Can I still fit this?

If I cannot fit this anymore, will I ever? (Be honest). Lol

Once I have removed everything that I plan to donate. I organize my closet by occasion and length. I have sections for casual clothing, Business, and Dressy. I then organize everything in each section based on how they hang in my closet according to length from the shortest to the longest. If you are anything like me then you can take it a step further and organize according to colors as well. It just looks prettier that way.

How to declutter your Linen Closet?

You will start off again by assessing inventory. The only thing that really should be in a linen closet are towels, toiletries, linens, and cleaning supplies. If your linen closet is big enough to fit a hamper then you can keep it in there as well.

There are a few extra items that I keep in my linen closet such as a sewing kit and because I don’t have a medicine cabinet we keep our medicine and vitamins there too. I like for my linen closet to look uniform.

A great way to keep everything looking neat and in place is to fold all of the towels the same way. Fold your body towels lengthwise then width-wise twice. This will give your towels a smaller footprint to maximize space in your linen closet. If you want to take it a step further you can color-code your towels or buy towels that are only the same color.

Fold all of your linens and place them in pretty storage bins. I found some really nice ones from Target and I put my linens on the top shelf in the linen closet. If you have small children dedicate a place for the cleaning supplies and place them on a higher shelf inside of a storage bin so that they are out of sight and out of reach. Make frequently used items such as toiletries and towels easier to reach.

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How to declutter your Kitchen?


Decluttering your kitchen cabinets is a great reason to go shopping and replace the old pots and pans that are scratched or rusty. I’m not sure what your kitchen looks like but the drawers that used to get messy often in my kitchen were the pots/pans cabinet, miscellaneous drawer, the cabinet under the sink, and the silver wear drawer.

The container store has great solutions for organizing the pots, pans, and lids in the cabinet. There are many options and I can honestly say that you can’t maintain an organized kitchen cabinet without an organization system in place.

When decluttering your kitchen drawers or cabinets. Start with one drawer at a time. If you have a miscellaneous drawer. Remove everything from it. It is finally time to ditch the drawer. Throw away old screws and extra buttons because you don’t need them and probably don’t remember which item they go to should you ever need them. Throw away old menus and expired coupons.

Most of the items that are stored in a junk drawer usually are junk so most of it you will end up throwing away. You may be leftover with a few things that you want to keep if anything. Whatever is leftover ask yourself Do I really need to keep this? if you do then find a place for it and don’t put it back in that drawer.

For the cabinet under the kitchen sink. Throw away old sponges and empty cleaning bottles. Any cleaning solution that is old or no longer used you can throw that away too. Only put the most frequently used items in that cabinet.

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How to declutter your Pantry?

When it comes to decluttering the pantry start with one shelf at a time. Remove everything from that shelf. Anything that is expired should be tossed out. If you have nonperishable food in your pantry that is not expired and you don’t see yourself using it anytime soon then you can donate them to your local food pantry. Group all of your food in the pantry according to likeness. Use Airtight storage containers to keep your food fresh and to save space. Store the most frequently used items closer to you and at eye level. Target and the container store have a lot of storage containers for the pantry that are useful yet stylish.

How to declutter your Living room?

Take a look at the space and if you immediately see things that don’t even belong in the living room then it is time to declutter. Pick up everything that doesn’t belong in the living room and put them where they belong. Now if you are left with a living room that is still cluttered, that’s ok because we are going to tackle it.

Take everything that is in the living room and start grouping them together according to their likeness. I love storage bins. All of the groups of items that can be placed in storage bins should be stored properly in the bins. You can find the most beautiful storage bins at Amazon that will fit in with the décor of your home. Start labeling your things and put them where they belong according to the frequency of use. Anything that you use frequently like the TV remote should be easily accessible.

How to declutter your Bathroom Cabinet and Medicine Cabinet?

I do not have a medicine cabinet so I store my first aid kit, medicine, and vitamins in the master linen closet, however, the same principle applies. Throw out any old and expired medicine. My parents who suffer from chronic back pain rarely take their pain medicine and as a result, they have a stash of pain meds that are many many years old. My mom recently had a toothache and she pulled out those same old meds and took them and asked me why the pain medicine isn’t working.

After she showed me the bottle I said because it is from 2011. It is now 2020. As a Registered Nurse, I’m just shaking my head. Old expired medications do not do much but take up space, and if you find any old expired antibiotics in your medicine cabinet I’m going to have to shake my head again. Let me teach you a lesson about antibiotics.

When taking antibiotics NEVER stop taking them once you start to feel better. You HAVE to finish the course antibiotics. Once you start to feel better the bacteria is just weakened enough so that it won’t continue to take over but it is still wreaking havoc on your system. If you stop taking your antibiotics at this point you will then allow the bacteria to recover and it will come back stronger. This is also how drug-resistant bacteria was formed. I am now done with my rant. Lol

As for the cabinet under the bathroom sink let me tell you, I am a product junkie. I have one cabinet dedicated to hair products. They are organized using storage bins that I got from the dollar tree. I have a small bin for all of my shampoos, one for my conditioners, one for my deep conditioners, one for my leave-in conditioner, and one for my styling products.

The other cabinet is where my husband and I keep our toiletries. We each get our own storage bin and I put all of my beauty and shower products in there except for my body wash and face wash because they go in the shower.

What should I get rid of when decluttering?

Get rid of what you don’t use, what you don’t need, and what you don’t want. If it is dusty get rid of it. Orphan socks, extra buttons, old menus, extra screws, all of the junk that is piled up in the miscellaneous drawer. Once you have decided what items you are willing to part with you have many options as to what you will do with them. You can do any of the following:

  • Trash
  • Garage Sale
  • Donate
  • Thrift Store
  • Recycling

How do you declutter without being overwhelmed?

Use the “touch it once” method. This is more preventative than a way to declutter. When opening your mail you should only touch it once. If it is junk mail you toss it immediately. If it is a bill you touch it once by taking out the time now to read it then file it where it belongs. You can follow the same touch it once method with everything.

If you put your clothes where they belong immediately after you take them off then you touched it once. If you threw them on the floor to pick up later then you will eventually have to go back and get them in order to put them where they belong. This is how clutter adds up to become time consuming and overwhelming.

The best way to declutter your home without being overwhelmed is to start with the least cluttered room. This way you can quickly tackle decluttering one room at a time. This will keep you from being discouraged and overwhelmed, instead, you will continue to feel more confident as you complete each room.

Creating a system of organization that works with the flow of your house will prevent things from piling up until you are overwhelmed. It is nice to have a perfectly organized home but if it is so complex that you can’t keep up with it then it is pointless. Create a system that works for which will allow you to keep maintained. Regular maintenance will prevent you from feeling overwhelmed.

Read: 5 Secrets For Moms To Stay Organized and Sane.

Declutter your home checklist

Declutter your home checklist

Using a checklist to help you declutter each room will help you get your house back on track fast. Do 10-15 minutes of decluttering each day and use this checklist to check off each item one by one. Download and print this checklist and your home will be clutter-free in no time.


How to Declutter your Home?

By now you have learned the process of how to declutter your home. The process will generally be the same for each room. Take everything out of the space and purge hard. Start grouping like items together. Label and use storage bins as much as you can. Refill your space and enjoy your clean and organized home.

Comment below: Which are of your home is the hardest to declutter?

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