Just the thought of getting organized and decluttering can feel overwhelming and is something easier said than done. Think of decluttering as a way of editing your home – it can instantly boost your mood and productivity levels.

If you are thinking about getting started on your decluttering journey, I’ve compiled a list of tips from professional organizers for getting your home in tip-top shape.

• 𝙴𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚑𝚊𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚊 𝚑𝚘𝚖𝚎.

• 𝚂𝚝𝚊𝚛𝚝 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚘𝚗𝚎-𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛 𝚛𝚞𝚕𝚎.
If you haven’t used something in over a year, toss it. If you have a junk drawer filled with a dozen pens, but you only use two, get rid of the rest.
Old glasses with old prescriptions? Donate them. Blankets or towels you don’t use anymore? Give them to a local animal shelter.

• 𝙰𝚜𝚔 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛𝚜𝚎𝚕𝚏 𝚒𝚏 𝚒𝚝’𝚜 “𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚜𝚝, 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚊𝚟𝚘𝚛𝚒𝚝𝚎, 𝚘𝚛 𝚗𝚎𝚌𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚊𝚛𝚢.”
Only keep what you love. This allows you to narrow down your possessions to only your favorite things.

• 𝙳𝚎𝚌𝚕𝚞𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚛𝚘𝚘𝚖 𝚊𝚝 𝚊 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎.
The best way to tackle decluttering is to go one room at a time. This will also build confidence as you experience visible success at each step.

Parting with possessions can be emotionally difficult for some people, which is why it’s important to take it one step at a time.

What room are you going to start first?

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