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10 easy steps to declutter your home

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De-cluttering is an integral part & parcel of cleaning up the home. None of us needs a professional expert to tell us that an untidy home with sundry belongings strewn around is absolutely unsightly & depressing. Be it the kids’ playroom with toys lying on the floor, the home-office with loose papers sticking out, the garage with a myriad of disused items dumped in it or the closet with an ever rising pile of clothes, disorganized spaces are not pleasing to the eye.

Though a spick & span abode is what all of us aim at, the mundane hustle-bustle leaves no time for the most of us to tidy up the home as we would ideally like. What follows is simply stashing up the loose items into the nearest cabinet and a quick vacuum/ dusting over the weekend. This is where homify steps in to help you out!

Howsoever modern your cozy spaces be, sprucing it up at regular intervals is a MUST to maintain the visual appeal. This homify article is all about helping you have a clean & tidy home, beginning with the most essential yet oftentimes the trickiest part—decluttering. Here are 10 simple steps towards a clutter-free, neat & tidy home, that are not very difficult to follow & that are an assurance for a visually sound home with prim spaces. Take a closer look, try them out & see the difference!

1. Schedule a convenient time & stick to it—decluttering is not a 5-minute job, so it is important to plan it well for every functional area.

2. Shake yourself out of the maybe I can use it in future mindset- if you have not used an item for the past 1 year, the trash bag or the donation pile are 2 good options.

3. Rid your storage of duplication, unless it is utility items like lighting fixtures, batteries, etc.—you do not need 2 identical black shirts, do you?

4. Designate a spot for storing EVERYTHING—employ drawers, boxes, trays, etc. & get creative with categorizing; remember, organization is the key!

5. Put labels—this will help you easily spot the stored stuff & conveniently find what you are looking for without disturbing the entire cabinetry, especially in dim lighting.

6. Restore the items to their original storage space—it is a great idea to ditch the laziness & put things back into the drawer you picked them from.

7. Go for separate stacks/ piles for the stuff you are not going to keep—sell online/ local resale, donate & toss away in trash.

8. Make the most of your furniture—multifunctional furniture like this bed with room for storage can be a true asset, if utilized systematically.

9. Opt for digital storage of keepsakes—the fond memories captured in the camera can be safely stored on the computer/ cloud storage.

10. Plan ahead for the next session—keeping your date with decluttering at regular intervals is the secret to a well-kept home!

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