5 Easy Steps to Clear Out Clutter
SPACE is the best system for decluttering and organizing.
These steps are effective and have a nice follow-through.
Sort: This is the first step to take when doing a super clutter area such as closet.
Find a staging area such as a bed, floor space, table or spacious counter
Get boxes or totes to sort.
Sort by putting like- items together to see what you have
Purge: Getting rid of things is a must.
Create a decluttering system:
You’ll need boxes, garbage bags, or containers of some sort:
o Trash/ Recyle
o Possible shred and sell
Put signs on the purged containers
Ask yourself these questions when purging:
o Do I need it
o Do I love it
o Do I use it
o Is it worth fixing
Find an area to put donated bags
Call donation pick-up
Assign a home: Drawers, closets, file cabinets, folders, shelf space, boxes, etc. are homes.
Put things where you want them
Now decide the best way to contain them
May need to measure space to get appropriate totes or organizers
Containerize: It’s important to be able to find your items once you’ve put them away.
Purchase appropriate containers/organizers
Don’t have to be pretty but functional
Right shape and size is critical.