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  1. I was helping a friend pack up her kitchen yesterday and was thinking we keep a lot more stuff than we use or need. Moving certainly helps you get rid of some things you just don’t need. I’m pretty sure there are a lot of clothes in my closet that fall into that same category.

  2. Great tips! I turned my hangers around in January and have given myself until June 1st to either wear it or get rid of it!

    1. Hi Melissa! Thanks 🙂 Let me know how that goes! With the stay home order I’ve been living in joggers and hoodies – how about you?!

  3. Wow, so many awesome tips!! I am a big fan of the one in one out rule, I definitely do this one! Love the idea of picking things up when you get up and setting a timer to get as much done in that set amount of time. That’s a great motivator to get a lot done.

    1. Thanks Katie! Setting a timer and challenging myself is my fave too. It’s amazing how much you can complete – even in a short time frame.

  4. Kimberlie says:

    I desperately need to do everything on this list. My closet is bursting at the seams. I’m hoping once the dust settles, I’ll be able to prioritize cleaning and eliminating items. Your tips will be helpful.

    1. Hi Kimberlie – My favourite time to organize the closet is when the season changes. That could be a good time for you to tackle the closet too? 🙂

  5. I love the idea of picking something up every time you get up. I am totally going to have to start that new rule in our home. This post has some great ideas. Thanks for the tips!

  6. My husband and I just moved into a new house and I have looked over this post like 5 times. SO MANY really helpful tips. We are really wanting to start fresh in this new house and implement things we didn’t before. I loved how you broke it up into rooms, so so helpful!

  7. My closet and kitchen are two areas I need to tackle soon! Thanks for the tips.

  8. I loooove these tips and it’s like you made them just for me! Lol we have a smaller home, but not too small, so we want to stay here as long as possible (even after we have a baby one day), so we’re constantly trying to declutter the home. Going through the closet just makes me feel better and my husband is amazing at keeping the kitchen organized! Pinning this to keep reminding me to stick to the organization. 🙂

  9. ahh i love this! I didn’t know you could rent tools! I use the one in one out rule and people think I’m nuts – especially with the baby coming. I don’t want any extra stuff or clutter since we will likely have to move in a couple of months and I don’t want 50 stuffed animals lol

  10. Oh my, these are SO good and so encouraging! I love that you remind us to start small!!

  11. I’m actually currently downsizing my closet and decluttering! This is the inspiration I needed. Thanks for sharing your awesome tips 😊

  12. I’ve been slowly decluttering my house. We’ve lived here for 20 years and raised 5 kids, we have accumulated way too much stuff. I loved most of these suggestions, but I panicked a little when you suggested throwing out photos. Digital copies are great, but I much prefer the real thing, especially sharing a photo album with loved ones!

  13. Starting this today! We’re in the “own too much stuff” category, and really need to implement the one in, one out rule.

  14. These are wonderful tips. I have been meaning to take some time to go through my closet again since purchasing some new dresses this summer. One thing I live by is truly buying something you need and love. Then I look at what I can remove that I haven’t worn and don’t love anymore. I’ve been living minimally for the last year or so, but it’s always a work in progress and you replace things, but new, sell old, etc.

  15. I love all your tips! You are so right, when you declutter your house you declutter your mind. We had a yard sale this year and I decided not to allow myself to put anything that didn’t sell back in the house. I felt amazing once all that stuff h and been given away and donated!

  16. So many good tips. I just went through the dvds over the weekend and it wasn’t something that was taking up a ton of space but it’s so much easier to go through now. I’m still not sure I need almost any dvds but there are a few series I can’t bear to get rid of quite yet! I also like to clean the cupboard, cabinets and fridge often to make the task not so insurmountable. My biggest area of excess is children’s toys. I have a harder time letting them go for some reason than anything else. Maybe because they’re not “mine”??? But, we definitely have a major excess there. Thanks for all the wonderful tips. I’m definitely doing all the right things- I just think I need to limit more what comes into the house than anything else. <3 Jamie

  17. These are great organization tips! Definitely, need to go through our pantry and closets!!

  18. This post was written just in time for me to do this! Yesterday the hubs and I deep cleaned our closets, and cleaned the entire top shelves of our closet…now it’s completely bare! We threw out EVERYTHING! it was so so satisfiying to do that, and to realize we were living with clutter. Now, I feel so much calmer as a whole too. Just today I reorganized my entire wallet, and it felt so good.

  19. I really like how you lay out the exact steps to declutter. I’ve been trying hard to find areas where I can do this in my home but sometimes just the thought of it is daunting.

  20. I think I do all of these things already. I am a minimalist and didn’t even know it. These tricks really work. I have been doing them for years.

  21. I needed this!! I definitely have 15 spatulas I don’t need lol I will be tackling the kitchen this weekend for sure!

  22. We did a huge house cleaning right before school started back. I accomplished everything on your list except for my closet. It’s long overdue for a purge! I need to get to it soon, but I’m not looking forward to it!

  23. Love these tips. I’ve decluttered so much already in my life and home, although I feel ready to go a step further with my clothes. I’m currently in between sizes and need to lose a tiny bit more weight before I can get rid of a load more clothes. I love the feeling of cutting down on possessions. I also try to follow the one in and one out rule. It doesn’t always work this way but then I tend to be super strict on what comes in anyway.

  24. Decluttering is a constant process-I’m always getting rid of things! I totally agree that a cluttered house can equal a cluttered mind!

  25. Oh my goodness, this is perfect timing with my kids getting back into school…time to get rid of some stuff! My closets are at the top of my list. Great tips!

  26. I love the way this is laid out! I definitely need to get on acrid organizing my house 😭

  27. Oooo! I love your idea of picking up one thing in the morning when you wake up! That is a great one! I need all the organization help I can get. lol

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