Are you looking to start the new year with a clutter-free home? It’s a great way to refresh your living space and give yourself peace of mind. Getting organized can be daunting, but with these tips, you’ll have your home looking spotless in no time.

Create an Action Plan

Decide which areas of your home need decluttering and set realistic goals for completing each room. Make sure you break down tasks into smaller chunks so that they can be manageable. Setting a timer can also make things easier by giving you designated time slots for tackling specific chores.

Sort Your Items

Group similar items together, making it easier to decide what needs to be kept, donated, or thrown away. You may find many objects filling up valuable real estate in drawers and cupboards that you should have used more. Having boxes labeled Keep, Donate/Sell, and Throw Away will help streamline the decision-making process.

Declutter Strategically

When sorting through items like books, clothes, and accessories, focus on one thing at a time and consider how often you use them. Let it go if something hasn’t been used in over six months. When evaluating furniture items, try to envision what potential buyers would see when looking at online photos or visiting an open house – resist the urge to include any décor items in these photos as they detract from the size of the space available.

Only Keep What Brings You Joy

Donating or selling items that no longer bring us joy will lighten our loads both physically and mentally – plus, this method helps ensure we are only going to keep what matters most to us.

Take Stock of What’s Left After Decluttering

Once everything is sorted out into their respective piles, think about how best to store what is left behind so everything can be easily found again – this way, nothing gets lost in future clean-ups. If you are running out of space, utilize these alternative storage solutions, or consider investing in small containers that can hold jewelry, stationery, or other small items hidden away inside drawers or cupboard shelves.