When you are busy (which is always, let’s be honest), it can be hard to keep on top of clutter. If you are forever waiting until you have an hour or so to really focus, but that hour never comes then here are 50+ ideas for 5 minute decluttering tasks you can do any time.
With Christmas just around the corner, I’m guessing many of you are wanting to get the house in order before the festivities begin. While December is often a busy time, it’s not too late to get some order in your home with a bit of decluttering.
I’ve recently been watching the documentary “Minimalism”. If you haven’t seen it, I’d encourage you to watch it. It’s fascinating viewing. The two guys who are behind it are on a hard core minimalist journey. One of them can carry everything he owns on his back!
With the rising cost of property, we, like many families living in capital cities in Australia, live in a small home. Our house is a duplex and similar in size to a large unit, so making the most of a small space is essential.
Decluttering your own home is hard enough, but when you have to clear out somebody else’s house it’s even harder. When you’re clearing out a deceased estate of a loved one or friend it can quickly turn into a very distressing situation indeed.
Bathroom vanities are often a dumping ground for all manner of random junk. We are often rushing out the door and things get thrown back in the cupboard, leaving it in a huge mess. The less “stuff” you have, the easier it is to keep it tidy, accessible.
I’ve noticed for a while now that the boys seem to play with the same three or so toys every day, but it wasn’t until last week when we walked into a toyshop and the boys asked to buy not one, but three separate toys that we actually already owned, that I realised things needed to change.
I am a big believer that clutter causes chaos, and that by decluttering your home you can stay organised and in control. If you have been accumulating clutter for many years (a lifetime even!) then trying to work out how to declutter your home can feel overwhelming. These simple steps will help you take control of clutter and get rid of it once and for all.
One of the biggest barriers to a tidy and organised home, is what I call clutter “hot spots”. They are basically areas in your home that naturally accumulate clutter and easily become messy.
After many hours of planning, writing, editing and designing, I am SUPER excited to announce the launch of two great eBooks on decluttering and cleaning. Plus, for one week only they are super discounted!
To celebrate the launch of my new eBook, Clutter causes Chaos & tidy transforms: Practical steps to transform your home from chaos to calm, I’m giving away a copy of the book to one lucky winner.
Today is the final day of the 30 Day Declutter Challenge. I’m guessing for most of you it has been a big month! Just think of everything that is no longer filling your home. I’ve got the very last challenge today, plus some more exciting news about the eBook.
When was the last time you went through your medicine cabinet and gave it a good clear out? Today’s task is to pull out every medicine you own and bin anything that shouldn’t be there. Plus I’ve got some ideas for keeping it organised.
Today is a big one! I know that you could probably spend a day (or three) on this task, so set yourself a time limit and tackle just one area. It is so easy for emails and general computer file clutter build up.
Grab a bag, a bucket or a box and let’s clear out the cleaning cupboard. Sort everything into uses, grab containers to store cloths, place sprays on a self or hang them from a rack. Consolidate double ups into single containers (don’t mix different products though, I don’t want to be responsible for anyone blowing up their house!)