Struggling to figure out how to declutter? These tips will help you organize your home and your life, no matter how messy or disorganized you feel. And, if you’re struggling to declutter your schedule, these tips to create better routines for moms are spot-on.
Where to Start Decluttering
Have you gotten into the Marie Kondo craze? She makes decluttering look so simple!
I’ve read both The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up AND Spark Joy, in addition to watching her show, but I’ve come to realize that decluttering, especially for moms, isn’t so cut and dry.
If you’re struggling to even start decluttering, read these tips:
Challenges to Declutter Your Home
Feel like your house always looks like a bomb went off when the kids are home? Trust me, mama, I get it!
When you’re dealing with kids’ toys, clothes, outerwear, and more, it quickly gets overwhelming.
Whether you want to declutter your home in 30 days or get your house organized in a weekend, these workbooks and decluttering checklists can help.
How to Declutter Your Home
Some of the toughest areas to declutter in a home are the closets, kitchen, kids’ toys and clothes, and paper clutter.
The biggest problem is knowing what to get rid of (and then actually organizing everything else). Not everything in your home will “spark joy,” but some things need to stay.
If you’ve been struggling to declutter, or if you find decluttering your entire home overwhelming, try decluttering your home room by room. These rooms are the most common clutter catchers, but once you declutter them (and stop clutter from entering your home), you’ll notice a huge difference!
Learn how to declutter and organize difficult areas in your home with these tips:
How to Declutter Your Life
Clutter can spill over into your entire life. Whether you have a cluttered phone, cluttered purse, or even a cluttered mind, decluttering your life can help you feel more in control of your time and every aspect of your mind.
These tips can help you declutter your life and feel more peaceful as you face your daily routine.
Recommended resources to help you conquer your clutter
It’s human nature to take the easy route and leap at storage methods that promise quick and convenient ways to remove visible clutter. Putting things away creates the illusion that the clutter problem has been solved. But sooner or later, all the storage units are full, and the room once again overflows with things.Marie Kondo
Clutter: Sorted This course walks you through decluttering your entire home and life in 20 manageable weeks. With weekly email reminders, printables, videos, and even a Facebook group to hold you accountable, this course will hold your hand as you get organized.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The bestselling book will teach you the KonMari technique to look at your clutter in a new way. It’s a little wonky in parts (talking to your clothes and thanking your items), but it has a lot of really great decluttering ideas.
Spark Joy: The follow up to The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Spark Joy will teach you how to look at each item in your house to determine if you really need it. It also includes diagrams to show you how to properly organize your clothes and treasures.
Unstuffed: More than just a manual to declutter, Unstuffed has tips to declutter everything in your life, from your home to your calendar. It also has a timeline to declutter your entire home in a weekend, including time for breaks and a corresponding meal plan.
The Paperless Home: Learn how to finally stop clutter from entering your home and get rid of your existing paper piles. The Paperless Home is both a course and an ebook to teach you exactly which technology and methods you need to use to finally reduce your paper clutter.
Tips to Clean After Decluttering
Now that your home is clutter-free, what do you do next???
Laundry is the bane of my existence, but by creating a cleaning routine that works for my family, I can maintain some semblance of a clean home.
Whether you’re struggling to declutter and keep your home clean or get the kids to help around the house, decluttering your home and your life will help you keep your sanity as a mom.
When your home and your life are clutter-free, you’ll be able to spend less time cleaning and looking for things.
You’ll also feel so much more peaceful.
Organize your life and your home with these tips to declutter and finally create space in your mind for the important things!