Of course you want to live in a clean and well-kept place, right? But with all the things that occupy us everyday, sometimes we are forced to put up with things in disarray. However, we can beat clutter if we want to. Let’s set a goal to conquer clutter in one month then.
I know this can be overwhelming; however, with a good plan it can be done. The best way is to declutter one room per week.
1st week – Living Room
Use basic furniture only: Sofa, coffee table, bookshelf, and end table. Have a storage system that works. Keep toys in decorative boxes and trunks since they can be used as side tables too. Now, let’s focus on the coffee table; a clutter hotspot, usually littered with remote controls and magazines. The solution? Organize items with decorative bowls, bins or trays.
2nd week – The Kitchen
Throw out items you don’t use anymore — old pots and pans, blunt knives and the like. Here, the junk drawer is a clutter hotspot so get rid of all items that don’t belong there. Clutter solved.
3rd Week – The Entry Way
Put hooks on the wall. They will keep your floor from being a dumping place for bags and coats. In this area, the shoe rack is a clutter hotspot. And the solution? Tuck shoes and other items in a storage bench. That way prying eyes won’t spot them.
4th Week – The Bathroom
Clean up cabinets by throwing away these items: Out-of-date medicines, old make-up, unused lotions, and empty hotel shampoo bottles. Counters are a clutter hotspot in this room. Here’s the reasons: for accessibility, we put beauty products on the counter. Unfortunately, this adds up to the clutter and so what’s the solution? Put beauty products in a decorative basket. It’s a beauty and helps make cleaning super easy.
Conquer Clutter in a Month by Terrys Fabrics.