Decluttering the Bedroom: Tip 2
The Golden Rule still applies, but it’s not as simple as in the kitchen. You might need at least one good work outfit, for example, but it can be useful to have more. Whether you can keep these pieces will depend on what space you have at the end.
Draw up a table with a column for each use, e.g. ‘Work clothes’, ‘Summer Clothes’, ranking each item from best-suited at the top to least-suited at the bottom.
- Work your way up the list, throwing away as you go.
- Continue until you’ve downsized enough.
- Your wardrobe is perfectly filled with just the clothes best for the job.
Decluttering the Bathroom
Bathrooms are often smaller rooms, meaning it’s even more important to use storage effectively. So match items to their appropriate storage. If something is used daily, put it out on the counter. If it’s used weekly, then an ordinary cabinet is fine. If it’s used less than that, put it in that awkward cupboard way in up the corner.
Key to A Clutter-Free Home
No matter how cluttered, your home is mainly empty space – you just have to look for it! Hanging pots utilize little-used ceiling space and can be an attractive display, too. Spaces behind doors can be similarly unimportant and used for storage. Fit a bar across your sink cupboard to hang spray bottles from. Rearranging furniture can make a world of difference. (Use the Top Tip to get a fresh perspective). Be creative!
Organizing Your Home: Organize Yourself
It’s all too easy to let your hard work be undone and for clutter to creep back into your life, so prepare a schedule and write down when your next decluttering session will be.
If something is useable, why not see if you can find someone who wants it instead of throwing it away? You get a triple benefit: you’ve cleared it out, helped someone else, and helped the environment as well. Similarly, always see if an item can be recycled before throwing it away.