Is your home a cluttered mess? Before cleaning, you should get rid of everything you don’t need anymore! The first step for organizing your home can be a challenge. However, the good news is that you can learn effective methods to declutter your home from the organizing experts.
Here are the best decluttering methods and techniques by the experts!
1. KonMari Method
Marie Kondo has been the most popular organizer for a few years. She’s the author of several best-selling books, but the KonMari Method became widely known after her successful Netflix series.
This method is easy to follow, and it is so effective because it can also influence your mindset. To decide if you should keep an item or let it go, you need to ask yourself just one thing: Does it spark joy?
However, that’s not the only thing that makes this method so special. Contrary to other decluttering techniques, the KonMari Method encourages you to declutter by category rather than location. Usually, decluttering projects start with clothes and finish with sentimental items.
2. Joshua Becker Method
Joshua Becker proposed a comprehensive home decluttering method in his book “The Minimalist Home.” Becker encourages everyone to begin with the easiest room of their homes—usually the living room.
If you want to make the best of your home decluttering project, you can involve everyone in your household. Also, getting rid of things doesn’t need to be a tedious chore! On the contrary, decluttering your space is much easier and rewarding than organizing all your stuff!
3. Four-box method
The four-box method is a simple but effective way to optimize your decluttering project. You only need four containers, labeled as Trash, Give Away/Sell, Storage, and Put Away. These four boxes will make deciding what to do with each item easier.
Here is what each container should have:
- Trash: The things that don’t work anymore should be in this box—broken items, faulty electronics, etc. Everything in this box will end up in the garbage bin or recycled.
- Give Away/Sell: Here are the things that don’t serve you but could have value for someone else. Place the full box in your car to sell it or donate it as soon as possible.
- Storage: Here goes everything that you can use, but not regularly. Those things should go in storage after decluttering.
- Put Away: place everything you still use regularly here, but it’s currently out of its place. After decluttering, you should get everything in this box to its rightful place.
4. The Minimalists’ 20/20 rule
Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus (also known as The Minimalists) have developed several decluttering methods to get rid of what they don’t need.
A quick example is the 20/20 rule to get rid of just-in-case items. First, take something that you don’t use right now. Then, ask yourself, can I replace this item in less than 20 minutes and 20 dollars? If yes, even if you think you may need it later, get rid of it.
You won’t need most of those items, and they are cluttering your home!
Once your home is decluttered, it’s time to clean!
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