How to Declutter Your Home in the Fastest and Simplest Way

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Here are the steps to take if you find yourself stuck with a bunch of clutter that you need to work through quickly and efficiently. Depending on how much clutter you have to deal with, this could take a few days or months.

Realize You Have Enough. "He who knows he has enough is rich.” Chinese Philosopher Lao Tzu. Let's face it, Americans have way more clothes, shoes, movies, books, etc than they need. The sooner you recognize that you have too much of something, the quicker your decluttering project will get done.

Decide which items you have too much of. Here are some ideas - clothes, shoes, books, movies, kitchen gadgets, games, trinkets, sporting equipment, and more. 

Once a day, pick 3 items in this category that you can live without. You can pick 3 items our you can choose a certain amount of time to do this step. 

Get an "Out Box" - this is the box where you will put your 3 items for the day. Or this is where you will put the items you pick during your allotted time that day. Keep the box in a certain part of the house where you can see it until it's full.

Once your box is full, you have 2 choices. You can either put it in your car and take it to a donation center. Or you can put it in an open space in your basement or extra bedroom where you will accumulate boxes for a garage sale or a large donation center trip.

Once you start collecting items in this manner, you might find that you can do 2 areas a day. Or it might inspire you to declutter for longer periods of time. 

Your boxes should fill up quickly if you are diligent in choosing your 3 items per day. 

This article about Decluttering Your Home will help give you some more ideas and tips of how to easily declutter one room or many rooms of your house.

I hope these tips were helpful to you. 


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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Heidi, great tips for those with cluttered homes, but want to get their home on the market.  Welcome to ActiveRain.

Oct 17, 2018 11:50 AM #1
George Souto
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Heidi Johnson welcome to ActiveRain, and congratulations on successfully posting your first blog on this site.

Oct 17, 2018 01:09 PM #2
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Welcome to the ActiveRain community. Congratulations on your first post.

Oct 17, 2018 08:28 PM #3
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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I thought you were going to say - set a match to it ! Send in a stager to rock their world !

Oct 18, 2018 05:43 AM #4
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Welcome to the Rain! 

Congratulations on your first blog post! 

Oct 18, 2018 11:54 PM #5
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Hi there Heidi Johnson, Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first blog post. I hope you enjoy meeting and interacting with this awesome network of professionals. 

Oct 19, 2018 04:34 PM #6
Sara Wagner
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Welcome to ActiveRain, I hope that your participation here helps your business to grow.
Btw, I followed your blog, and would be honored if you followed mine.
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Gita Bantwal
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Welcome to active rain. Good luck in achieving your goals. Thank you for sharing.

Oct 24, 2018 04:37 AM #8
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