99 Clutter Hacks For Your Home

99 Decluttering Hacks for Your Home + Office

Stuck in a decluttering slump? There really is something for everyone and every household in these 99 clutter hacks for your home. We go through each room in your house and give you the best hacks to declutter your spaces.  

You’re bound to find inspiration somewhere in the following 99 household clutter tips and ideas.

  • 01 of 99

    Keep a junk bowl handy

    Clutter hacks for your home
    The best clutter hacks for your home. Pexels

    Limit yourself to one small space, in this case, a junk bowl," where you can keep those odds and ends that don’t fit anywhere else. What’s in The Nife En L’Air’s junk bowl: “accessories from parties, receipts, business cards, hair pins, Totoro mini plushes from Japan... And it is fine, since this is after all, a Junk Bowl.”

    Another option is a tray. West Elm makes beautiful, affordable trays to collect all of your small stuff. 

  • 02 of 99

    Figure out why you're hanging onto clutter.

    How to Organize Your Storage Unit (So You Can Actually Find Your Stuff)
    How to Organize Your Storage Unit (So You Can Actually Find Your Stuff). Ali Edwards

    Ask yourself why you’re holding on to stuff. You may be surprised the amount of times you answer "I don't know." That makes it easier to let stuff go. 

    In addition to asking yourself these 7  key questions when decluttering, have you thought about why you’re holding onto something on a deeper level?

     

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    Realize that it's okay to be emotional about clutter.

    99 clutter hacks
    99 clutter hacks to help you declutter your home. Getty

     It’s hard to get rid of things. Especially if you purchased with them expectations of loving them, so be prepared to accept getting emotional about decluttering.

  • 04 of 99

    Magnetic desk organizers

    DIY Magnetic Desk Organizers
    DIY Magnetic Desk Organizers. http://www.shelterness.com/

    Make magnetic desk accessories to corral clips. If you can make something magnetic, it can hold onto to more of you “smalls” for you.

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    Identify a donation center.

    How to donate clothing
    How to Donate Clothing. Image / Getty

    I find having a place I can donate old clothing, shoes and accessories to before I begin decluttering makes a difference.donation center or charity 

     

  • 06 of 99

    Go at your own pace.

    Desk with Books and Calendar
    Desk with Books and Calendar. Photo / Josh Beggs

    You can declutter at your own pace. You don’t have to go crazy and do it all in one week or one weekend. Going at your own pace increases the chances you’re keep it up and develop a good routine.

  • 07 of 99

    Beware of clutter creep

    Stop bringing home bargain clutter
    Stop bringing home bargain clutter. Getty

    Look for quality objects with a purpose to avoid “clutter creep” in a new home.  If you only bring in high-quality objects that serve a purpose, then you’re less likely to buy something on the fly, not use it and call it “clutter” six months later. Have some standards for what you bring into your home.

  • 08 of 99

    Hangs kids artwork.

    Hang kids artwork
    Hang kids artwork. Getty

    Hang kids’ artwork from clips to avoid fridge clutter. You have to display your kids’ artwork, but not forever and you can make it look more interesting than just hanging it on the fridge with magnets. Get crafty.

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    Use shower curtain rings to hold just about everything.

    Bathroom storage from Ikea
    Photo / Ikea

     They’re surprisingly useful.

  • 10 of 99

    Figure out your clutter personality type.

    Wall Mounted Coat Rack from Pottery Barn
    Wall Mounted Coat Rack from Pottery Barn. Photo / Pottery Barn

    If you already know why you keep clutter, then you’re more likely to spot it and (possibly) stop yourself the next time you decide to hold onto something past its prime.

  • 11 of 99

    Build a clutter-free mudroom with hooks and bins.

    Boot Storage in the Mudroom
    Boot Storage in the Mudroom. Photo / Wall Street Journal

    This mudroom moves stuff off the floor/hard surfaces and onto hooks for easy retrieval and it just looks better! 

  • 12 of 99

    Take a picture of it.

    Sunglasses on a board from The Spicy Stiletto
    Sunglasses on a board from The Spicy Stiletto

    Save photos of nostalgic items, rather than the items themselves.

     

     

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    Own less hangers.

    Bra hangers from Ali Express
    Photo / Ali Express

    Downsize your wardrobe by limiting the number of hangers in your closet.

     

     

  • 14 of 99

    Be prepared with baskets.

    Baskets in the living room for decluttering
    Baskets in the living room for decluttering.

    Use attractive baskets for quick living room decluttering.

     

  • 15 of 99

    Set the goal to keep a peaceful home.

    Hers Luxe Closet from California Closets
    Hers Luxe Closet from California Closets. California Closets

     

    Incorporate some practical aspects of Feng Shui decluttering, like opening the windows and dressing comfortably.

     

     

  • 16 of 99

    Set standards for your spaces.

    Minimalist food storage.
    Minimalist food storage. Gray Accents

     Make your own decluttering rules that work for you.

     

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    Make decluttering a habit.

    Bedford Small Desk Set from Pottery Barn
    Bedford Small Desk Set from Pottery Barn. Photo / Pottery Barn

    Don’t wait until your whole office/house is a mess: Develop daily decluttering habits.

  • 18 of 99

    Get in the right mindset to declutter.

    Thinking about clutter
    Get in the right headspace to organize and declutter. Getty

    Don’t forget to declutter your mind. You can write down what’s bothering, good ideas that come to you at random times (this is what I use my Arc Planner for) and lists.

  • 19 of 99

    Use caddies.

    Organize and store remote controls
    Organize and store remote controls. Getty

    Store remote controls in a kitchen caddy--or any caddy, really. It’s amazing how much a caddy or tray can transform a pile of clutter into something useful.

  • 20 of 99

    Create a “clutter cabinet” for home accessories.

    Kallax bookcases with storage
    Kallax bookcases with storage. Elizabeth Larkin

    The clutter cabinet can store home accessories like:

    • tchotkes

    • entertaining supplies like picnic gear and your outdoor glasses, table top items like candlesticks  and centerpieces

    • decor items you sometimes display but not always: picture frames, mementos, vases, seasonal items

    These can be stored in a Accessories Cabinet per IHeartOrganizing or, store them like Elizabeth does in Project Bins. This way when you want to change up your decor or entertain, you know exactly where to retrieve these items.

    Be...MOREtter yet: when it’s time to store them, you know exactly where to put them!

     

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    Have a system for “project” magazines.

    Vinea Magazine File
    Vinea Magazine File from Franklin Covey. Vinea Magazine File from Franklin Covey

    Don’t save a magazine for one recipe in it. Have a system for managing the content in magazines you actually want to keep. Store recipes in your recipe file, store DIY project ideas on your DIY project file.

  • 22 of 99

    Invest in a shredder.

    Invest in a shredder
    Invest in a shredder. Getty

    Lots of paper clutter? Keep a shredder handy.

    TIP: This one even fits right under your desk

     

  • 23 of 99

    Save space on the countertop.

    Store knives on the wall
    Use a magentic strip to store knives on the wall. Getty

    Get rid of the knife block and store knives on the wall or in drawers.

  • 24 of 99

    Use storage-friendly furniture.

    Use suitcases under your bed
    Use suitcases under your bed. Photo / images.meredith.com

    A bed can double as a storage unit.

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    Use trays to collect clutter

    Printer's TV Stand/Glass Cabinet from Pottery Barn
    Printer's TV Stand/Glass Cabinet from Pottery Barn. Photo / Printer's TV Stand/Glass Cabinet from Pottery Barn

    Use a cute tray for “in-front-of-TV clutter.” A tray can really make odds and ends that don’t really go together--like remote controls and magazines--look better together if stored in a tray.

  • 26 of 99

    Use built-in storage in the mudroom.

    Organized entryway from Get Buttoned Up
    Photo / Get Buttoned Up

    Built in storage can unclutter a mud room. This is a biggie. The mudroom or entry tends to be a dumping ground. Take the time to either DIY or build proper storage for things like umbrellas, winter gear, bags and shoes.

  • 27 of 99

    Create clutter hub spots.

    Hallway
    Hallway clutter spots. Getty

    Create a “hallway hub” to keep halls clear. I like to call these “way stations” as in, “a place to dump clutter that belongs in another room in a spot where I’ll actually carry it out of that room and back into it's proper storage room.”

  • 28 of 99

    Don’t over-decorate your bathroom.

    How to declutter your bathroom
    How to declutter your bathroom. Getty

     

    Go easy on decorative bathroom items. Keep your bathroom minimalist.

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    Hey Siri, set a timer for 15 minutes.

    Green Alarm Clock from Crate and Barrel
    Green Alarm Clock from Crate and Barrel. Photo / Crate and Barrel

    I hate cleaning just as much as everyone else, but I can commit to cleaning for 15 minutes at a time. I set the timer on my iphone and work for 15 (while listening to a podcast). Try it out for decluttering.

  • 30 of 99

    Treat every item in your home the way you’d treat a fork.

    kitchen drawer storage
    kitchen drawer storage. Photo / Getty

    Why? Because when you find a fork in the bathroom, you know it doesn't go there. You know it goes in the kitchen in a drawer in the utensil holder with the other forks. Everything in your home should have a storage space like that.

  • 31 of 99

    Get to the bottom of why?

    Investigate  the reasons you keep clutter. if you know why you're hoarding clutter, then you will be able to let it go more easily. apply logic. 

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    Make use of 10-minutes.

    Under the kitchen sink
    Under the kitchen sink. Getty

    Tidy the kitchen while you’re waiting for water to boil.

     

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    Use your smartphone.

    Use your smartphone to help you declutter
    Use your smartphone to help you declutter. Pexels

    Take photos of paper menus and schedules to avoid extra paper clutter.

     

  • 34 of 99

    Know where your “trouble” spots are.

    Define clutter trouble spots
    Define clutter trouble spots. Pexels

    Define the clutter trouble spots in your office, or any room.

  • 35 of 99

    Use hanging storage.

    Over the Door Shoe Rack
    Over the Door Shoe Rack. Over the Door Shoe Rack

    Use a hanging shoe organizer for items other than shoes. 

  • 36 of 99

    Get familiar with “the box method.”

    An attractive file box from The Container Store
    Photo / The Container Store

    The “the box method" uses three boxes and a trash can: put away,” “donate/sell,” and “storage.  

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    Try to declutter once you've had a good night's sleep.

    A sunny children's bedroom
    Projects to help you organize your bedroom. Photo / Getty

    Decluttering is tiring; get some sleep first. Willpower decreases throughout the day, so if you're looking to do some real decluttering, do it when your willpower is at it's highest level.

    The best option is to declutter slowly, doing a little bit on weekend mornings over a couple months. 

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    Don't buy something just because it's cheap.

    Don't be cheap to be cheap.
    Don't be cheap to be cheap. Getty

    Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap; it will never be dear to you.” - Thomas Jefferson. 

  • 39 of 99

    More clutter begets more clutter.

    Clutter to get rid of right now
    Clutter to get rid of right now. Getty

    Understand that the more stuff you have, the harder it is to throw anything away. 

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    Ask yourself “two decluttering questions.”

    Decluttered nightstand from Centsational Girl
    Photo / Centsational Girl

    Two decluttering questions:

    1. Where would I look for this item?

    2. Would I know I already have one?

    Asking yourself these two questions while decluttering can be very helpful.  

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    Make use of old things.

    This Vintage 60s Ovenex Muffin Tin was upgraded with a black handle for portability. Photo from raeraesisters at etsy.com

    Use a muffin tin for little odds and ends. Small containers in drawers help the separate odds and ends and make them easier to find. WHen you really, really need that rubber band, you’ll be glad you organized your junk drawer.  

  • 42 of 99

    Use the internet to your advantage.

    Storing Your Paper in the Cloud
    Storing Your Paper in the Cloud. Getty

     Don’t save paperwork that can be easily found online. I'm talking about:

    • User manuals
    • Credit card agreements
    • Take out menus

    You can just Google these, or store papers in your Evernote. 

  • 43 of 99

    Teach your children how to clean and declutter.

    6 ways to make decluttering more fun.
    6 ways to make decluttering more fun. Getty

    Give kids instructions beyond “Clean your room.” 

  • 44 of 99

    Declutter mix-purpose rooms in zones.

    DIY Garage Peg Board Wall from the Creativity Exchange
    DIY Garage Peg Board Wall from the Creativity Exchange. Photo / Creativity Exchange

    Declutter a stuffed garage in small sections. Organizing in zones makes a large or multi purpose room easier to manage. 

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    Think about how much clutter is costing you.

    How much money is all this clutter costing you?
    How much money is all this clutter costing you?. Getty

    Consider the . You're probably buying duplicates because you can't find things when you need them. 

  • 46 of 99

    Don’t forget your furry family members.

    Store pet toys and gear
    Store pet toys and gear. Pexels

    Dedicate specific spots in your home for pet toys and supplies. Having a go-to spot for your furry friends’ supplies makes it easier to care for them, and will help contain their gear into one spot.  

  • 47 of 99

    Clean as you declutter.

    What is the Mari Kondo method of tidying your home?
    What is the Mari Kondo method of tidying your home?. Getty

    Combine  decluttering with cleaning. It doesn't really make a lot of sense to separate these activities, does it? If you're already cleaning something you may as well declutter it, and it's easier to clean if you've already decluttered. 

     

  • 48 of 99

    Use natural clutter containers like clipboards.

    Using clipboards in shared spaces
    Using clipboards in shared spaces. Getty

     Control paper clutter with clipboards.

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    Know what to keep and what to shred.

    6 paper organization ideas
    6 paper organization ideas. Image / Getty

    Find out whether you need to store papers for legal or tax purposes before you decide to store then, if not you can recycle or shred. 

  • 50 of 99

    Store plastic bags for later use.

    Store plastic bags in a tube
    Store plastic bags in a tube. HomeHacks

     Store extra plastic bags in a paper towel tube to keep them from ending up in an un-attractive clump.

  • 51 of 99

    Store seasonally.

    Hers Luxe Closet from California Closets
    Hers Luxe Closet from California Closets. California Closets

    Rotate seasonal items in your front closet so the clothing you wear most often is right up front. 

  • 52 of 99

    Straighten up the linen closet with baskets.

    Linen closet organization
    Linen closet organization with storage bins. Martha Stewart

    Use baskets to separate out different types of linens or even different sizes of linens: King/Queen/Full/Twin. Makes everything easier when guests are staying over.

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    Use double-duty furniture.

    Use suitcases under your bed
    Use suitcases under your bed. Photo / images.meredith.com

    In small spaces, use furniture as storage. Think:

    • Ottomans
    • Beds with storage
    • Tall books shelves
    • Nightstands with drawers 
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    Use the fridge for storage.

    Fridge Bins and Organizer and Tray from Crate and Barrel
    Fridge Bins and Organizer and Tray from Crate and Barrel. Photo / Fridge Bins and Organizer and Tray from Crate and Barrel

    No pantry space? Use your fridge instead. Many dry goods do just fine in the fridge.  

  • 55 of 99

    Pare down your beauty routine.

    Makeup drawer
    Makeup drawer. Getty

     Downsize beauty products with a bin.

  • 56 of 99

    Ask for gifts that won’t clutter up your home.

    Calculate the Cost of Shipping Gifts
    Calculate the Cost of Shipping Gifts. Photo / The Container Store

    Experience gifts, flowers, food--these gifts won’t clutter up your home and are guaranteed to please.  

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    Think thin?

    Decluttering can make you skinnier
    Decluttering can make you skinnier. Getty

     Motivated by fitness? Clutter could be linked to extra weight.

  • 58 of 99

    Think happier?

    Hallway
    Hallway clutter spots. Getty

     Motivated by happiness? Clutter can affect your mood.

  • 59 of 99

    Think savings?

    Save money by decluttering
    Save money by decluttering. Pexels

     Motivated by money?

  • 60 of 99

    Store office equipment on shelving or on the floor.

    Desk
    Desk. Getty

    Keep your desk as clear as possible. Move your office equipment off your desk for more workspace. 

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    Pare down your clothing.

    How to Embrace a Minimalist Wardrobe
    How to Embrace a Minimalist Wardrobe. Getty

    Move towards a minimalist wardrobe. You will find once you start decluttering your clothing that you no longer need all those scarves/sweaters/jeans and gasp--shoes!--that you thought you did. You’ll have less clothing to take care of, and more room in your closet.  

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    Pare down your clothing.

    California Closets Closet System
    California Closets Closet System. California Closets

    Move towards a minimalist wardrobe. You will find once you start decluttering your clothing that you no longer need all those scarves/sweaters/jeans and gasp--shoes!--that you thought you did. You’ll have less clothing to take care of, and more room in your closet.

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    Have as many linens as you need and no more.

    White Linens
    White linens. Getty

     Fight “panic clutter” in your linen closet. A good rule of thumb is double sets for each bed.

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    Cancel your catalog descriptions.

    Hoarding all magazines! Who is really going to go back and look through these?. Photo from the Flickr Magazine Piles group by splorp.

    Spend an hour canceling your junk mail. means ways less junk mail.

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    Separate out items by individual.

    How to Organize Your Shoes
    How to Organize Your Shoes. Photo / Getty

    Big family? Give everyone a shoe bin. Creating storage spaces by individual may get your kids to help you keep the house tidy as well ("this is MY storage space"). 

  • 66 of 99

    Quickly declutter a bag.

    Use magazine holders to store handbags from NetRobe
    Photo / NetRobe

    Short on time? Declutter your bag in five minutes.

  • 67 of 99

    Get control of your email clutter.

    Use your smartphone to help you declutter
    Use your smartphone to help you declutter. Pexels

    Cut email clutter by setting up filters, unsubscribing to spam, and clearing out your inbox. I have two email addresses: one for things I have the subscribe to and one I only give to friends and family. This way when I check my gmail account, I know it’s going to be email I really want to read. When I check my Yahoo account, I’m surgical about deleting.

  • 68 of 99

    Make organizers work for you.

    Kitchen counter
    kitchen counter. Getty

    Choose  kitchen organizers that help cut clutter. They shouldn’t just serve one purpose; anything you buy to help you organize your kitchen should also help you cut down on clutter.

     

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    Use your money to travel.

    How to pack a car for a road trip
    Packing a car for a road trip. Photo / Hilfiger

    Every expert on happiness and well-being agrees: invest in experiences, not things.

  • 70 of 99

    Buy less while traveling

    How to be organized while travelling
    Road tripping. Photo / Tommy Hilfiger

    Don't bring a bunch of crap home that you're just going to end up putting into storage. If you must buy souvenirs, make them useful ones.

  • 71 of 99

    Don’t forget that junk in your car.

    Minimalist car
    Minimalist car. Pexels

     Keep a trash bag in your car for coffee cups, old receipts and other odds and ends that accumulate on the passenger seat, under the driver's seat and in the trunk.

  • 72 of 99

    Pare down your products.

    Clear clutter from your bathroom counter by HGTV
    Photo / HGTV

     Don’t forget to declutter your shower. You don’t need 5 shampoos.

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    Use the 5 Things a Day Rule.

    Minimalist nightstands and side tables
    Organizing minimalist nightstands and side tables. Getty

     Pick up five things and find places for them.

    I like to use this in combo with the Weekly Organizing Routine

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    Set your own ground rules for "stuff"

     Cut clutter in every closet with simple rules. Be strict about what you will and will not keep. Set standards for your closets.

  • 75 of 99

    Every day, fill a bag.

    Clutter hot spot: storage areas
    Clutter hot spot: storage areas. Getty

    Try to fill one trash bag with clutter.  You can commit to one bag a day! 

  • 76 of 99

    Start early for event-driven decluttering.

    Use little boxes for bathroom storage
    Use little boxes for bathroom storage. Photo / Angle in the North

    If you’re moving, start early. It makes no sense to pack and move clutter you’re going to toss anyway. BUT, start early. Even though decluttering can be fast, some items like keepsakes and old clothing can take time to declutter.

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    Have a good idea of expiration dates on food items.

    Minimalist food storage.
    Minimalist food storage. Gray Accents

     Know what to toss in your pantry each week and schedule time to give it a good once-over. 

  • 78 of 99

    Keep your recipes organized 10 minutes at a time.

    All Clad Stainless Steel 7 Piece Cooking Tool Set from Williams Sonoma
    All Clad Stainless Steel 7 Piece Cooking Tool Set from Williams Sonoma. Photo / Williams Sonoma

     Take ten minutes to declutter your recipes. This is a big project so breaking it up into small, manageable spurts is smart. 

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    Toss items you can’t identify

    Refrigerator and Freezer Organization Ideas
    Refrigerator and Freezer Organization Ideas. Photo / The Container Store

    Clean out any mystery food from your freezer. You're *never* going to eat that. Next time, label it. 

  • 80 of 99

    Don’t get overwhelmed.

    Desk with Books and Calendar
    Desk with Books and Calendar. Photo / Josh Beggs

    You know the quote:

    The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”

    Slow down to avoid decluttering burnout.

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    Take the time to unsubscribe.

    It sounds like a chore, but investing the time in unsubscribing from junk mail (both paper and email) is worth the effort.  Stop junk mail to eliminate paper clutter. I do this every year the day after Thanksgiving. 

  • 82 of 99

    Use the traveler's method of decluttering.

    Hanging Jewelry Roll from the Container Store
    Hanging Jewelry Roll for Travel. Photo / the Container Store

    Declutter with the “traveler’s method.” Think of decluttering your home they way you would packing a suitcase for travel. Your home is only so big and can only fit so much. 

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    Can’t afford organizers to corral clutter?

    Boots in a waterproof box from Folksy
    Boots in a waterproof box from Folksy

     Repurpose ice trays and other common household items.

  • 84 of 99

    Get a scanner.

    How to organize a to do list
    Union Office Collection by Pottery Barn. Photo / Pottery Barn

     Office clutter? Invest in a good scanner. You will not miss those piles of paper and you'll find while sorting them that you didn't need most of them anyway. 

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    Tackle the easiest spots first.

    Organized nail polish drawer from Cupcakes and Cashmere
    Photo / Cupcakes and Cashmere

    Overwhelmed? Start with the easy stuff. I like to start with the junk drawer or a night table drawer. 

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    Or, start with the toughest spots.

    Garage shelving: Platinum elfa utility deluxe garage solution
    Platinum elfa utility Deluxe Garage Solution. Elfa

    Get creative to inspire yourself in the toughest spots to declutter (e.g. under the sink.)

  • 87 of 99

    Declutter for the holidays.

    33 Gift Ideas That Won’t Clutter Up Someone’s Home
    33 Gift Ideas That Won’t Clutter Up Someone’s Home. Photo / Getty

     Plan a clutter-free Christmas by:

    • Resolving to give non-clutter creep gifts
    • Planning ahead for leftovers after big holiday meals
    • Downsizing and storing your decor properly
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    Pretend you are moving

    Hallway
    Hallway clutter spots. Getty

     Decluttering makes staging your home and packing easier. If you pretend you're moving, you can ask yourself, "would I pack this?" 

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    Set boundaries for clutter.

    You can just go ahead and toss these 10 wardrobe
    You can just go ahead and toss these 10 wardrobe "essentials" you don't really need. Getty

    Choose what to keep, not what to get rid of. Here's a handy list of 7 questions to help you decide what to toss and what to keep

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    Learn the 5 keys to decluttering.

     You can  with these five tips.

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    Resolve to declutter and donate clothing seasonally.

    Choose a charitable organization and help others by decluttering and donating winter clothes.

  • 92 of 99

    Organize and properly your craft supplies.

    Cool Yule Gift Wrap Collection from the Container Store
    Cool Yule Gift Wrap Collection from the Container Store. Photo / Container Store

    Regularly assess your stash of fabrics and other craft supplies.

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    Don’t leave your shoes on the floor.

    Working with the spaces you have to store shoes
    Working with the spaces you have to store shoes. Getty

     

    Don’t leave footwear in a pile. Get inspired by these creative ways to store your shoes.

     

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    Your brain likes order.

    Fridge
    Fridge. Getty

    Remember: 

    Order is Heaven’s first law. - Alexander Pope

    Your brains like order so work on decluttering your home and workspaces every day.

     

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    Designate specific areas for toys.

    Organizing kids toys
    Organizing kids toys. Getty

    Get your kids in the habit of storing items in the same place by designating specific spaces for toys. 

  • 96 of 99

    Peg boards to organize visually.

    Create an organized small kitchen by Room and Board
    Photo / Room and Board

     Use a peg board to fight closet clutter. The more you can see, the easier it is to keep track of what you’re wearing and what you’re just permanently storing.

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    Declutter while you clean.

    Kitchen cabinet storage solutions
    Kitchen cabinet storage solutions. Photo / Getty

    Get rid of five items every time you clean. This is genius, because each time you clean, you’re most likely already handling this clutter, to move it out of the way, or cleaning around it, so why not just toss it?

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    Realize that one size does not fit all.

     Know that “There’s one right way to be organized” is a lie. Some people will love the konmari method, and some will like to declutter their home going room-by-room.

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    Tackle the low-hanging fruit.

    11 clutter hot spots
    11 clutter hot spots. Getty

    Get rid of these 35 items right now. You won’t miss them at all.

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