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Decluttering

Decluttering is a huge part of getting organized. When you have too much stuff, you can lose sight of your best stuff. The items you need to deal with, or the ones that bring you joy.

It’s hard, but we have a lot of tips about getting control over your clutter, getting rid of what needs to go, and not letting clutter start up again in the first place.

Here are some of our posts:

  • 5 Easy Steps to Declutter Your Home: room by room, step by step, here’s how to get rid of the things you don’t need in a systematic way. Decluttering can be overwhelming, but this system breaks it down into easy steps.
    • The Six-Month Clutter Rule: the simplest rule to help you decide what you really need or want to keep and what it’s time to get rid of.
    • How to contain stealth clutter: Clutter can sneak up on you. Learn how to keep it from accumulating in the first place with a few simple systems in your home.
    • Best Decluttering Tip: Don’t Bring Home Clutter: learn to rethink what you bring home. Do you really want that thing that’s on sale? Do you really have a place to put that brochure you picked up? It sounds so simple, but bringing less stuff home is a great way to prevent clutter.
  • Why You Need a Front Door Inbox: so much clutter comes in the front door in the form of junk mail and packaging. Learn how to give those items an organized place to sit until you’re ready to sort through them and put them away.
  • How to Organize Your Personal Home Files: you have important papers, and a simple filing system puts them right at your fingertips whenever you need them. Start organizing everything from your birth certificates to your latest tax paperwork so it’s always easy to find.
  • How to Organize and Clean Your Pantry: the kitchen pantry or cabinets can become a bit of a junk yard. These easy tips will help you clean it out, clear out what you don’t need, and organize it for the future. Even if you don’t have enough room.
  • 3 Ways to Organize Recipes: got recipes stored in a bunch of different places? Pick a system and get them all in one place so you can always find what you’re looking for.
  • How to Organize Old Photos: got old photos? There are a bunch of ways to store them, and the hardest part is deciding which one(s) you want to use.
  • Organize Your Makeup Drawer in 3 Steps: makeup drawers can get so cluttered you don’t even know what you have anymore. Learn how to get rid of likely expired items and organize what you have so you never again have to hunt through a drawer for that one item.

Best Decluttering Tip: Don’t Bring Home Clutter

If you constantly bring home clutter, you constantly have to declutter or find yourself in a mess in no time. Who has time to declutter 15 minutes a day, or an hour a week? If you do, you’re lucky. Ways clutter can sneak into your home It sounds simple, but clutter is sneaky. It masquerades …

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How to Stop Junk Mail in 8 Steps (and never let it start again)

Junk mail is an overwhelming nuisance. You have enough paperwork in your life without having to sort through piles you don’t even want. And some of it contains so much personal information that you really need to shred it. Here’s a complete 8-step plan for how to stop junk mail and keep it stopped.

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