Decluttering: Giving Everything a Home

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In the pursuit of an organized living space, it's essential to confront items that don't quite belong. This blog post explores the art of decluttering, emphasizing the significance of finding a dedicated space for every possession.

1. Understanding the Impact:

Clutter has psychological repercussions, leading to stress and decreased productivity. Recognizing items out of place is the first step to a more serene environment.

2. Assess and Categorize:

Take stock of possessions and categorize them by function. Identify items that seem misplaced, like tools in the kitchen or clothes in the living room.

3. Create Designated Spaces:

Establish specific areas for commonly misplaced items, such as a "drop zone" for keys and mail near the entrance. Reduce clutter by assigning dedicated spaces.

4. Utilize Storage Solutions:

Invest in furniture with built-in storage and use bins, baskets, and shelving units. Storage solutions are crucial in keeping items organized and easily accessible.

5. Embrace the KonMari Method:

Apply Marie Kondo's principle of keeping only items that "spark joy." If something doesn't belong, find a new home for it.

6. Regular Maintenance:

Decluttering is an ongoing process. Set aside time regularly to reassess and make adjustments, preventing the accumulation of misplaced items.

7. Get Creative:

Repurpose spaces creatively to find homes for misplaced items. Transform unused corners into offices or convert spare closets into storage nooks.


In the journey toward a clutter-free home, giving every item a home is essential. By understanding the impact of clutter, categorizing possessions, and implementing practical solutions, you can create an organized and joyful living environment. You can read the full post here on Decluttering Items that Belong Elsewhere: Finding a Home for Everything.

Comments (1)

Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

It’s a great post. Thank you for sharing!


Have a super fantastic week!

Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP

Nov 29, 2023 09:21 AM