With more people staying home than ever before, people are finally diving into decluttering their house. If you’re new to this process, don’t worry. I’m here to help you prepare for this project so that it’s as easy as humanly possible in 10 easy steps.
10. Get Your Supplies Ready
You’re going to need a few things before you get started decluttering your house. First, save a few of those cardboard boxes you’re getting from those Amazon Prime deliveries. Even if you’re temporarily moving objects out of the way, you still need to put them somewhere. Those boxes are also going to come in handy if you want to donate anything. Also visit your local dollar store and buy garbage bags with the pull string, in case you plan to donate clothing or throw anything away. Cleaning supplies like paper towels and disinfecting spray are also a must-have, because it’s likely that when you move things around, you’re going to find dust along the way.
9. Try The Snowball Method
For some people, the thought of decluttering their house seems overwhelming. They try to get started, but something always holds them back from finishing. If this sounds like you, try something called “the snowball method”. This is when you start out with a small project, and work your way up. As you go, your “snowball” gets bigger and bigger, and gains momentum, until you’ve cleaned your whole house. Some great places to start with the snowball method are small areas of your home like your closet, pantry, or bathroom.
8. Do 5 Minutes at a Time
If the idea of cleaning an entire room seems too overwhelming, start by going for just 5 minutes. You’d be shocked to see how much you can clean in that small amount of time. I personally do this when I need a break from the computer screen while working from home. It feels great to get up, clean, and get my body moving in a productive way for 5 to 20 minutes. Then, I can get back to working again.