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Helpful tips to declutter

Helpful tips to declutter

A dream come true would be living in a house that doesn’t require cleaning or decluttering every so often.

Unfortunately, that is only a dream and is probably a bit too unrealistic because of family, pets, kids and the usual rushing out of the house in the morning. 

But decluttering doesn’t have to be that hard, especially once you set your mind to it. 

Here are five of the best tips to help you get started on becoming a minimalist. 

  1. Divide clothes into piles

Have three piles for your clothes: keep, donate, throw away. 

Once you have sorted your clothes into their respected pile, you know what to do. 

  1. Organise your books

We all have books that we absolutely love even if we haven’t touched it in years. 

Now is the time to organise them similarly to your clothes but with only two piles: keep and donate.

If you throw books away, you’re a monster!

  1. Clean out your fridge

How long has that microwave meal been sitting in the back of the fridge? Immediately throw it away.

Anything that you do not use or require should be taken out. 

  1. Keep the counters clean

Put simply, clean as you go. If you’re using a certain pot or pan to cook, once it’s washed put it back where it belongs. 

  1. Throw away old magazine/newspapers

Why are those old magazines and newspapers just laying around in the living room? 

If you don’t need them, throw them away. You could always find it online anyway. 

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