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5 Creative Ways To Declutter

Posted on May 15th, 2015 by

It’s easy enough to wake up one day and feel like your home has suddenly become cluttered with things you don’t need or use anymore. Whether you’re cleaning up because you’re getting new flooring installed or just can’t take the lack of organization anymore, decluttering can make your space seem bigger, cleaner, and more open. However, getting rid of things isn’t always easy to do. Here are some fun and creative ways to declutter your home.

1. Give Away One Item a Day
Instead of getting rid of everything at once, which can feel overwhelming, try getting rid of one item a day by donating, selling, or trashing it. It might take a little while to see changes, but they will happen.

2. Take the 12-12-12 Challenge
Find 12 items to throw away, 12 items to donate, and 12 items to put back in their proper place. At the end of the challenge, you will have organized 36 different items in your home.

3.  Try the Four Box Method
Put out four boxes and put every item in whichever room you’re working in either the keep, trash, give away, or relocate box. Go over every item and by the end, you’ll have a whole room organized.

4. Choose a 5-Minute Task
There are plenty of ways to declutter in as little as 5 minutes. Organize a bookshelf, clean off a counter, designate a space for important mail and papers, or simply pick up 5 items off the wood floor and put them away.

5. Fill One Trash Bag
Using this technique, you simply take a trash bag and fill it up as quickly as you can. After you’re done, assess what you can do with what’s in the trash bag.

Decluttering a cluttered home can be a lot of work, but with these creative techniques you’ll find yourself living in a clean, spacious home in no time.

If you’re decluttering to get your house in shape for bigger projects, turn to Unique Flooring–the leading source of new flooring in San Diego. We offer dozens of flooring options for all tastes and budgets. Give us a call at (760) 945-0010 or swing by our showroom today!


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