Are you ready to kick chaos and clutter out the door? Does having piles of stuff everywhere make it hard for you to stay organized and productive? Well, mama -it’s time to learn how to declutter fast!
Taking control of your space doesn’t have to be overwhelming or difficult. I’ll share some tips and tricks on how to declutter fast. In no time at all, your home can look neat and organized (in a way that actually feels manageable).
Let’s get those clothes off the floor, and negative thoughts outta yer head, – this is where we clean up chaos!
Start by going through one room at a time
When trying to learn how to declutter fast, it’s important to take things one step at a time and stay focused. Starting with one room is a great way to begin your mission.
Start by going through the room and deciding what needs to stay and what needs to go. Developing a plan as you proceed will help make the process move quickly while keeping you organized. There’s no wrong way to start when it comes to organizing. Just dive in and go from there!
Once you’ve tackled one room, use the satisfaction of completing that task for motivation as you move onto the next part of your home. You’ll be surprised how much decluttering can get accomplished if you focus on small spaces first.
Make a list of things you no longer need or use, and get rid of them
To rid your house of items you no longer need or use, the best place to start is by making a list. Write down everything that you don’t need anymore. As you work, revisit the list on occasion to cross out anything you decide to keep.
Once you have your list completed, figure out what’s best for each item. Think donating items in good condition to charity, selling old clothes and furniture online, or simply getting rid of them if they are beyond repair.
Feel a sense of accomplishment as you begin ticking off that list. Enjoy the newfound freedom of fewer possessions at home.
Don’t be tempted to keep things ‘just in case’ – be realistic about what you really need and get rid of anything that’s not necessary
One of the best pieces of advice we can give is to be realistic about what you really need. The temptation to keep things ‘just in case’ can be strong. Remember that if you haven’t used something in a while, chances are you don’t actually need it. So make an effort to get rid of anything that’s not necessary.
And bonus – you will feel much more satisfied when all your efforts are rewarded with shelves and drawers that spark joy.
Make three piles – keep, donate, or throw away
A great way to get started quickly is to make three piles – keep, donate, and throw away. Having these three piles immediately makes the job of sorting through all your items much simpler. As you work your way through every room in the house, you can easily categorize between these three piles.
Start off small by focusing on a single drawer or shelf at a time. As you make decisions about what items should be in each pile, it will add up quickly so that it becomes far less scary.
Keep your motivation levels high by having trusted friends over for support or listening to some upbeat music as you declutter. With this tried and true trick in hand, you’ll be amazed how fast you can transform your living space.
If you’re having trouble getting rid of something, ask yourself if you’ll really miss it if it’s gone
Maybe it’s a pair of shoes that hasn’t been worn for months. Or a stack of books you know will never be opened again, or even just old receipts and paperwork. It can be hard to let stuff go.
The most effective way to really get your whole house organized in no time is to ask yourself one simple question: will I miss it if it’s gone? If the answer is yes – then hang on to it! If it’s a maybe or no – thank it for the memories and say goodbye!
Try to learn to identify your clutter magnets— the things that are trouble areas for you, you can start making decisions ahead of time. That way, when faced with a decision, you’ve already decided to toss (or keep) the item.
We won’t judge if you need a box of tissues by your side as you part with some beloved items. But getting rid of them can positively transform your space and give you an energy boost knowing that everything has its rightful place.
Try not to get overwhelmed – take your time and declutter gradually
If you break decluttering down into small steps, the process becomes much more manageable and enjoyable.
Instead of trying to declutter your entire home in one day, start with one room or space at a time. That way you can work at your own pace, set achievable goals, and enjoy seeing results along the way.
It may take some more time than going at it all at once but it will definitely be worth it in the end. Remember, progress is progress. If you only got rid of a few things today, that’s amazing! Keep moving forward.
Don’t forget to check your digital space – delete old emails, clear out unnecessary files and photos
It’s no surprise how much easier our lives would be if we could control the clutter in our space, not just physical items but also digital. But it’s shockingly simple to reduce the clutter in our digital space. In just a few minutes you can do some serious purging of old emails and files and photos that you no longer need.
In fact, you might find that deleting unnecessary things from your digital space feels even more satisfying than removing physical items because of the instant gratification factor!
How to declutter your email inbox
I have 49,000+ unread emails. Talk about overwhelming! An easy way to get rid of old emails is by downloading the Unroll.me app.
This is for iPhone users. I was able to unsubscribe from everything I didn’t want in about 10 minutes. You log into your email through the unroll.me app, and they do all the dirty work for you!
How to declutter your digital pictures
To declutter pictures, I read a great tip in a FaceBook group. One lady said she makes it less overwhelming to declutter her digital photos. Each day, she looks through only the pictures she took on that day in the years past.
Then, she deletes the ones she doesn’t want. She doesn’t have to worry about deleting thousands of pictures at a time, she just focuses on that day in history, and in a year, she’s decluttered all of her pictures on her phone!
I only have 30,000+ pictures, so not as bad as my email. 😉
Put items away in their designated spot as soon as you can
Decluttering your home can seem like an insurmountable task, especially if you are trying to do it quickly. The most helpful trick for getting the job done fast is simple: Put items away in their designated spot as soon as possible.
Don’t leave things lying around; instead, quickly put them back where they belong before turning to another task. This eliminates that pile of clutter altogether, rather than spreading out all the mess around.
Before long, your space will be looking orderly and neat — all that from truly just taking a few seconds to put things away as you go along.
Use storage bins and baskets to stay organized
Finding items in your home can prove more difficult than it should be when everything is thrown together without rhyme or reason. Investing in some storage bins and baskets is a great way to ensure that all of your items have an appropriate place, no matter how small.
This will help to keep rooms tidy and also make locating specific items much easier, saving you time and providing peace of mind. With the wide range of styles available, there’s sure to be something that suits the decor of any room and provides useful storage organization solutions.
Exploring what options are out there is a great step toward creating order in the chaos. Keeping your things organized can help you learn how to declutter fast in the future. You’ll be able to run through each area and pare down things more easily than when everything is out of whack.
Focus on one task at a time so that it doesn’t get overwhelming
It’s normal to feel overwhelmed when you’re trying to declutter, especially if your space is cluttered with a lot of things. The key thing to remember is that it’ll be much easier and less stressful if you take things one step at a time.
Rather than trying to tackle every single task all at once, focus on one area of the room or one type of item at a time. Then, when that’s done, move onto the next thing until eventually, you’ll have decluttered your entire space stress-free!
Breaking each task down into manageable chunks can help make what feels like an impossible task doable and even enjoyable.
Take regular breaks when you’re feeling overwhelmed or fatigued
If your home is cluttered and you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, don’t punish yourself by continuing to slog through all the tasks. Instead, give yourself permission to take regular breaks! Breaks will help reset and rejuvenate, making it easier for you to see your progress and stay motivated.
You can even use the breaks as a reward for completing certain tasks. For instance, after finishing decluttering one room in the house, treat yourself with a mindful break – take a five minute walk outside or listen to some soothing music.
These activities will not only provide respite from the mountain of work ahead of you; they will also make the entire process enjoyable and more fruitful.
Treat yourself for a job well done!
After all your efforts, take a few moments to celebrate everything you achieved! Whether it’s celebrating with friends or treating yourself to something special – taking breaks along the way and rewarding yourself for completing your decluttering tasks will help motivate you to keep going and make the whole experience more enjoyable.
It’s also important to remember that decluttering your home doesn’t have to be a daunting task — it can actually be a fun and productive way to spend time, as well as creating order in chaos!
How to declutter fast
Decluttering your home can seem like an intimidating task, but it doesn’t have to be. With a few easy tricks and tips, you can make the entire process simpler and more enjoyable.
It all starts with putting items away in their designated spot as soon as possible, investing in storage bins/baskets for any small items, focusing on one task at a time, and taking regular breaks.
Breaking the process down into manageable steps will help you get through it in no time. And don’t forget to reward yourself once you’re done! You’ll be glad that you took the time to organize your space and create order out of chaos.