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3 Simple Steps to Conquer the Clutter

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Getting organized around the house is at the top of the to-do list for so many people. But once they get started, the disorganization and clutter can seem insurmountable. The key is developing an effective process when beginning to organize your home. Here are 3 simple steps to take as you strive to become organized and to conquer the clutter!

Start Small

The best way to start organizing your home is by starting small. Begin by choosing one space in your home at a time to keep yourself from becoming overwhelmed. Even better, start with a smaller room in your house! Determine how much time you think you will need and then double it. If you allow more time than you think you will need, you won’t become discouraged if it takes longer than expected. After selecting your area, clear the space as much as possible. Give yourself a clean slate to work with by emptying drawers and clearing off surfaces. This is also a good time to give this area a thorough cleaning!

This is the Tough Part!

Get three boxes and label them: Keep, Donate, and Trash. Sort through everything and determine which box it goes in. Only keep what you really use or need, and toss the rest in the “Donate” or “Trash” boxes.

Here are a few questions to ponder while sorting through everything:

  • Do I love it?
  • What’s the special story behind it?
  • Do I have the space for it?
  • Am I using it?

Of course, it is never easy to part with things, but allowing yourself to get rid of the clutter will make both your home and life so much more productive and manageable.

Now for the Fun Part

The final part of the process is the actual organizing. This is the best part! Getting everything you kept back in order, and even adding a bit of organizational flair to it can be fun and exciting as you see your space coming back together. Some favorite organization hacks of ours include: organizing your desk cords using binder clips, creating extra space under the counter by mounting a tension rod to hang household cleaners, and organizing food storage lids with a CD holder rack. There are numerous organizational hacks out there, and you can find more on our Facebook page and our Pinterest board!

Home organization does not have to be overwhelming! Following these simple tips will make this process so easy. You may even have a little fun along the way, too!

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Equal Housing Lender LogoALCOVA Mortgage LLC | NMLS#40508 | (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org)
Licensed in AL, AR, CO, DC, FL, GA, IN, KY, MD, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WV |
308 Market St SE, Roanoke, VA 24011