Decluttering your home can be a daunting task. It feels like there are never enough hours in the day to get it done, and when you finally do make time for it, you just don’t feel motivated.
I get this feeling, as I’ve been there myself. But decluttering doesn’t have to be a drag. In fact, it can be quite therapeutic and rewarding once you get started. It’s so worth it when you declutter your home and see (and feel) the difference.
In this blog post, I’m sharing my top tips and tricks for how to get motivated to declutter. I hope these tips help you as much as they’ve helped me.
1. Set some small goals.
Maybe you want to declutter your entire house, or maybe you just want to focus on one room at a time. Whatever your goal is, write it down and keep it somewhere visible as a reminder.
Some decluttering goals could be:
-To declutter your entire house
-To declutter one room at a time
-To focus on decluttering specific items such as clothes, shoes, or makeup
-To get rid of anything you haven’t used in the past year
-To donate items to charity
-To sell items you no longer need
2. Make a plan and add tasks.
After you’ve set your decluttering goal, it’s time to make a plan. This will help you figure out what decluttering tasks need to be done and when you’ll do them.
Again, this doesn’t have to be complicated. Simply sit down and write out a list of all the decluttering tasks you need to do. Then, you can add these tasks to your calendar or planner so you can start decluttering!
Some decluttering tasks could be:
-Purging clothes from your closet that you no longer wear
-Donating unused kitchen items
-Selling old furniture or appliances
-Throwing away any damaged or broken items
-Recycling old electronics
-Decluttering your bathroom of expired makeup and toiletries
-Packing up seasonal items you don’t need
3. Set aside some time.
One of the main reasons people don’t declutter is because they feel like they don’t have enough time. But the truth is, decluttering doesn’t have to take hours and hours. You can declutter little by little each day or week until you reach your goal.
Start by setting aside 15-30 minutes each day or a couple of hours each week to declutter. This may not seem like much, but it can really add up! And if you find that you have more time one day, great! You can always declutter for longer periods of time when you have the chance.
Some ways to set aside decluttering time could be:
-Waking up 15-30 minutes earlier each day to declutter
-Spending an hour or two decluttering on the weekends
-Decluttering for 15-30 minutes before bed each night
-Taking a decluttering break during your lunch break at work
-Asking your family or roommates to declutter with you
4. Try to declutter with a friend.
One of the best ways to stay motivated when decluttering is to do it with a friend! Not only will decluttering be more fun, but you’ll also be accountable to each other.
So ask a friend or family member to declutter with you, or join a decluttering group or challenge. This is a great way to declutter your home and make some new friends at the same time!
Some ways to declutter with a friend could be:
-Having a decluttering party
-Joining or starting a decluttering group or challenge
-Asking a friend to help you declutter your home
-Donating items together
-Selling items together
5. Declutter for a cause.
If you’re struggling to declutter, sometimes it helps to have a bigger purpose in mind. So declutter for a cause! Donate items you no longer need to charity or sell them to raise money for a good cause.
This will help you feel more motivated and inspired as you declutter your home.
6. Create a decluttering schedule.
If you find it helpful, you can also create a decluttering schedule to help you stay on track. This is especially useful if you’re decluttering your entire house or a large space.
Start by picking one day of the week to declutter. Then, each week you can declutter a different area of your home. This could be a different room each week or decluttering specific items like clothes, shoes, or makeup.
Some examples of decluttering schedules could be:
-Declutter one room of your house each week
-Focus on decluttering specific items each week such as clothes, shoes, or makeup
-Do a deep declutter of your entire house once a month
– Declutter for 15 minutes each day
-Focus on decluttering one area of your house each day such as the kitchen, living room, or bedroom
7. Browse Pinterest for inspiration
If you need some decluttering inspiration, browse Pinterest! There are tons of great decluttering ideas and tips to be found. So take a look around and find some decluttering hacks that will work for you.
Some decluttering ideas you might find on Pinterest could be:
-Tips for decluttering your closet
-Ideas for decluttering your home office
-Hacks for decluttering your kitchen
-Ways to declutter your bathroom
-Minimalist decluttering tips
-How to declutter your bedroom
8. Read decluttering books or blogs.
If you want to learn more about decluttering, there are some great books and blog posts out there. These can be a great source of information and inspiration when you’re decluttering your home.
Not only will you learn helpful decluttering tips, but you’ll also find out more about the benefits of decluttering and how to declutter your home effectively.
9. Make a list of the reasons why you want to declutter.
When you’re feeling motivated, it can be helpful to make a list of all the reasons why you want to declutter your home. This will help you remember why you’re doing this and what benefits decluttering will bring.
Some reasons why you might want to declutter could be:
-To reduce stress and anxiety
-To declutter your mind
-To save time and money
-To live a simpler life
-To have more space in your home
-To get organized
-To get rid of things you no longer need or use
By decluttering your home, you can achieve all of these benefits and more! So make a list of the reasons why you want to declutter and refer back to it when you need some motivation.
10. Create a reward system for yourself.
One of the best ways to stay motivated is to create a reward system for yourself. This can be anything from buying yourself a new outfit after decluttering your closet, to taking a day trip after decluttering your entire house.
Find something that will motivate you and give yourself a little treat once you’ve decluttered a certain amount. This will help you stay on track and declutter your home in no time.
These are just a few of the many ways you can stay motivated to declutter your home. So find out what works for you and declutter your way to a happier, simpler life! Thanks for reading! 🙂