Also see about lofting furniture to create more storage space.
If you feel overwhelmed make a break
Go declutter, home girl
Be grateful for the use you have had from everything that is moving on.
I started small, one drawer at a time, one cupboard shelf at a time. I found a box and placed the content in there. Then cleaned the drawer (shelf/cupboard) and only placed things in there I use regularly. The rest stayed in the box or went into a box marked ‘donation’. If I haven’t used it for a year, chances are I can do without. Don’t rush it, just do one cupboard at a time, put a set time aside and stop when the time is up, or when one cupboard (drawer) is done. Otherwise it becomes an overwhelming task or time slips away and you don’t get other things done. That will make it harder to start the next day. Oh and yes, I did one small thing every day until it was done.
It feels amazing to sit back and have a clean and less cluttered environment. I feel like I can breathe and relax as before I would look at it and think ‘I got to do..’ it was always stressing me in the background. Now, I enjoy my organized environment and I feel more at peace and feel less cluttered in my head as well.
Once you organize a space, keep it organized
So, to declutter a small house, be bold and selective!
I keep most (all) things in clossets. Now, if you don’t have a lot of storage space you need to make the most of the space that you do have. And dessingnate stuff to a certain space. Maybe use boxes, so you can order stuff and stack the boxes on top of each other (IKEA has clear boxes so you can see what’s in it, without needing to shuffle stuff and end up with a mess every time you look for something). If you have a basement (or at least a space that can function as a storage), you might want to store all that you don’t need on a daily/weekly basis. I.E. Winterclothes in the summer and summerclothes in the winter. You might want to look into Mary Kondo on Netflix. She talks about how to declutter, in such a way that you’re only surrount yourself with those things you truely like (love even). Devide the to declutter project into separate tasks i.e. clothes, basement, books, sentimental things and miscellanious (…). Give yourself the time to declutter every part. Believe me you, you gain more than just a clean house, you get more focused and clairity to what’s important to you. Things you decide to not keep: you can sell, donate or throw away.
Good luck!!! You got this!
Everyone in our house helps with decluttering. We do a 10 minute pick up everyday. The WiFi goes off and everyone does a task and their chores.
- How do I get my partner to tidy up with me consistently?
- What stuff should I put under my bed?
- How where you feeling when you were cleaning
- What’s a good way to declutter early in the morning so you don’t disturb anyone still sleeping?
- How to organize the documents and papers? And how to get rid of unnecessary ones?
- Who has tricks or advice on how to keep up with laundry?! Mostly the folding. I’ve struggled with this chore my whole life.
- What if I want to buy organizers to make my room look better but I have no money whatsoever?
- Do you clean better in these small time slots or when you do it all at once?
- How often do you have a deep clean/ tidy? And how do you do it? What’s your routine ?
- How do you stay on top of keeping things tidy?