How to Declutter Like a Mother
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So get ready, make a plan and let’s get decluttering!
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First set up a place to get rid of unwanted items. The goal is to get rid of a lot of things from in the home that you no longer need. So, you need to know exactly what you plan to do with them. I suggest you have a box of things you want to take to donate. Plus a big trash bag for things that are trash. As you fill the box put it straight into your car to be taken to donate to a local thrift store. Toss the trash bag in the trash bin.
You don’t want the donation box just sitting in your home or garage because it will become too easy for things to make their way back inside even if you already decided you don’t need them. Especially if they are old toys and things of your children. Get things gone.
second, do one part of one room at a time. I have found that one of the fastest ways to fail at decluttering and getting organized is to focus too much on the big picture. If you look at your whole house and just how much stuff you have and how much needs to be done you will very quickly become overwhelmed and not be able to get as much done.
Instead, break it down to one room at a time and one part of that room at a time. Focus on your refrigerator and then your cupboard of cups, etc. You will feel inspired as you get one space done and organized. That will often motivate you to do the next spot.
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It doesn’t seem like that much will really get done in only 30 minutes. Often I’m surprised by how quickly my home can go from feeling super messy to pretty tidy. It’s not enough time to do a thorough cleaning but it can get things in order and get the house feeling better.
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I have found that doing a donation of toys that are no longer played with right before holidays keep the number of toys down. I also do regular purging of clothing that my daughter has grown out of to either give to younger family members or donate.
Also, it really helps to set a one in one out rule for your own clothes and belongings. If you get a new shirt then get rid of a shirt, don’t just keep adding to your close until it’s stuffed.