Decluttering doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, decluttering can be made really simply. Below is a list of common items found in most homes that we don’t need. So, set some time aside and start your declutter. You may even like to declutter one of these items each day. It won’t take long and best of all, by doing this it will help clear the clutter in your home.
- Hangers from the drycleaners
- Plastic shopping bags
- Old makeup you haven’t worn in ages
- Shoes that aren’t comfortable
- Clothes that are stained
- Old electrical appliances
- Cables from electrical items you no longer use
- Warranty manuals written in foreign languages
- Cookbooks you never use
- Complicated recipes you will never cook
- Books you will never re-read
- Bad photos
- Junk mail
- Old newspapers
- Out of date medicine
Once you have done your declutter you then need to make sure you deal with the items. Some drycleaners will reuse the hangers. So put them in your car and drop them off next time you are out. You might be able to drop off your old cookbooks at a local charity. Again, put them in your car, ready to be dropped off. The rest of the items will probably just go straight into the rubbish bin. Just don’t get into the habit of leaving the items at the front door ready to take out next time you go. Somehow they always seem to make their way back into the house (I have seen this happen all the time with clients).
If you complete this list of 15 things to declutter now, you are on the way to having a clutter free home.
Your clutter is our business. The Lifestylers Group is a professional organising service that specialises in decluttering and organising homes (bedrooms, kids bedrooms, kitchens, pantry’s, offices and garages) and life’s in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.