Simple ways to declutter your spaces

Hello everyone!


In today's article, we'll be diving into the world of decluttering. It's not just about having a neat and tidy space; it's also about creating an environment that promotes calmness, productivity, and overall well-being. So, let's get started!


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1. The power of small steps: Daily decluttering habits


You don't have to set aside an entire weekend to declutter. Incorporating small habits into your daily routine can make a significant difference. For example, take a few minutes each day to clear off your desk or organise a drawer. These small actions, when done consistently, prevent clutter from piling up and becoming overwhelming.


2. The four-box method: Sorting made simple


When faced with a cluttered area, it's essential to have a system for sorting. The four-box method is a popular and effective approach. Here's how it works: Get four boxes or bins and label them as 'Keep,' 'Donate/Sell,' 'Trash,' and 'Relocate.' As you go through each item, place it in the corresponding box. This method not only helps you make decisions quickly but also ensures that everything has a designated place.


3. Maximising storage: Utilising vertical space


In many spaces, vertical storage is an underutilised resource. Look around your room or office. Are there empty walls or areas above furniture that can be used? Installing shelves or hanging organisers can instantly create more storage options. Not only does this free up floor space, but it also adds visual interest to the room.


4. The 'one in, one out' rule: Maintaining balance


To prevent future clutter, it's crucial to be mindful of what enters your space. The 'one in, one out' rule is a simple guideline to follow. For every new item you bring in, whether it's a piece of clothing or a kitchen gadget, commit to removing something of equal size or value. This practice ensures that you're not constantly accumulating possessions without considering their impact on your space.

5. Tackling larger projects: Breaking them down


When faced with a big decluttering project, such as a garage or attic, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. The key is to break it down into smaller, more manageable tasks. For example, instead of tackling the entire garage in one day, focus on one section or category at a time, like sports equipment or holiday decorations. This approach not only makes the process less daunting but also allows you to see progress along the way.


Conclusion: A journey, not a destination


Decluttering is not a one-time task; it's an ongoing journey. By implementing these strategies and making them part of your routine, you'll find that maintaining a clutter-free space becomes easier over time. So, start small, stay consistent, and enjoy the benefits of a well-organised and peaceful environment. 

Thanks for reading, and happy decluttering!


Talk soon,



I'm a vegan with a passion for sustainability and clean, cruelty-free products. I mainly write lifestyle, wellness and self-care articles. Since I'm a true crime enthusiast, sometimes I also write about true crime and post videos on my two YouTube channels.


Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment! If you ask a question I will answer it asap. – Cosette

  1. I like that you mentioned about tackling larger projects by breaking them down. This is SO vital, especially when a room seems overwhelming to even start!

  2. I've attempted to start doing the one-in-one-out method, and that has really helped declutter. I find that adopting this it means I buy less as I don't want to get rid of anything. It gives me pause, and I often realize that I don't need a new thing. I love the idea of the four boxes too, that is something I will use when actually sorting through things. Great post!

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