In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, we often overlook the significance of the small things, like our keys and keychains. These seemingly inconspicuous items play a crucial role in our daily routines, yet they often become a source of frustration when disorganized. This is where the art of decluttering keys and keychains comes into play.

7 Tips for Decluttering Keys and Keychains

Welcome to my Year Long Thorough Declutter Series. We declutter 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Each day we do a daily task based on the room we are working on. Today, our task is to start decluttering your clutter in your entryway. If you prefer watching videos, check out my youtube channel here. Today, we’ll look at some tips for decluttering keys and keychains in your entryway.

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Currently we are working on how to unclutter the Entryway, Foyer, & Mudroom. The daily task for today, Nov. 17, 2023, is to begin to declutter keys and keychains in your entryway. Remember, we are focusing on just the entryway area, so don’t declutter your whole house. We will cover each room separately.

7 Tips for Decluttering Keys and Keychains

7 Tips for Decluttering Keys and Keychains

  1. Evaluate Your Key Collection:

The first step in decluttering your keys is to take a good look at your collection. How many keys do you really need on a daily basis? Are there keys on your keychain that you no longer use or don’t even recognize? Take the time to evaluate each key’s purpose and necessity.

  1. Identify Essential Keys:

Once you’ve assessed your keys, identify the essential ones that you use regularly. Your house, car, and office keys are likely at the top of the list. Consider keeping duplicates of keys you frequently use, such as house keys, in case of emergencies.

  1. Ditch the Redundant Keys:

It’s not uncommon for keychains to accumulate keys that no longer serve a purpose. Old padlocks, forgotten gym locker keys, or unidentified keys can clutter your keychain. Remove these redundant keys to streamline and simplify your daily carry.

  1. Invest in a Key Organizer:

To truly master the art of decluttering keys, consider investing in a key organizer. These compact devices allow you to neatly stack and organize your keys, preventing them from jingling in your pocket or scratching other items. Key organizers come in various designs, from sleek metallic options to minimalist leather cases.

  1. Digitalize Your Keychain:

In the era of smart technology, consider digital alternatives to traditional keys. Smart locks and keyless entry systems provide a modern and convenient way to secure your home or office without the need for physical keys. Embracing these technologies can significantly reduce the number of keys on your keychain.

7 Tips for Decluttering Keys and Keychains
  1. Personalize Your Keychain:

A decluttered keychain doesn’t have to be devoid of personality. Choose a keychain that reflects your style and interests. Whether it’s a sleek leather holder, a minimalist metal ring, or a custom-made keychain, personalizing this small accessory can bring joy to your daily routine.

  1. Regular Maintenance:

Decluttering isn’t a one-time task; it’s an ongoing process. Make it a habit to regularly assess your keys and keychain. Remove any new additions that have become unnecessary and ensure that your key collection remains streamlined.

7 Tips for Decluttering Keys and Keychains

In the quest for a simpler and more organized life, don’t overlook the importance of decluttering keys and keychains. By evaluating, prioritizing, and organizing your keys, you can transform a mundane daily task into a seamless and stress-free experience. Embrace the art of decluttering, and let your keys unlock a world of simplicity.

Steps to Take for Decluttering Keys and Keychains

1.Only spend time on your specific daily task. 

2.Do not get side-tracked or distracted. 

3.Work within a time of day that you have the most energy and stamina. This is one of the most useful declutter motivation tips. Listen to your body and work at decluttering when you feel the most alert and energized.

4.Avoid thinking too long about whether to keep or discard an item. This is one specific way for How to Be Ruthless When Decluttering.

5.Avoid cleaning during your declutter. The goal is to purge the dead weight. Getting rid of the clutter is your priority. Cleaning can be accomplished later. Read on for more declutter motivation tips and my room specific deep clean checklist, though, as you will begin cleaning after your declutter.

Tips for Decluttering Keys and Keychains

Supplies Needed:

1. boxes -preferably ones you can donate (Avoid plastic storage bins because you may be tempted to just store the items and not part with them.)1. boxes -preferably ones you can donate (Avoid plastic storage bins because you may be tempted to just store the items and not part with them.)

2. sturdy trash bags

3. marker/pen to label boxes

Decluttering Tip: Avoid using storage bins to declutter. Storage bins tend to tell your brain to “store” the items for later. That is just delaying decisions. If you aren’t getting rid of items when you declutter, you are not truly decluttering. This is why I recommend a trash bag, also. A trash bag tells your brain to “trash” the item.

Obviously, recycle if you have that option. The boxes you use should be ones you are willing to part with, so I recommend sturdy cardboard boxes. As to donations, there are many charities that will come pick up your items for you at your home.

I use one in particular where you can book an appointment for pick-up online. This is so convenient, as it saves you the hassle of hauling stuff away yourself. Scheduling that pick-up also motivates you to declutter by a certain date.

Steps for Decluttering Keys and Keychains

1. Start by eliminating trash first- use a sturdy trash bag

2. Sort items by category if needed so you can see what you have

3.Get rid of items that don’t work or that work poorly, expired items, anything you don’t love, anything that you’ll never use again

4. Box up the donations and trash/recycle the rest

5.Select a charity to donate your items and schedule the pick-up if that is an option

7 Tips for Decluttering Keys and Keychains

How Do You Declutter Your Entire House (and get it deep clean?): Need to deep clean?

First, My How to Deep Clean Your Kitchen list can be found here.

Second, My How to Deep Clean Your Bathroom list can be found here.

Third, My How to Deep Clean Your Kids’ Rooms list can be found here.

Fourth, My How to Deep Clean Your Living Room list can be found here.

Fifth, My How to Deep Clean Your Bedroom list can be found here.

You can get your printable Daily Housekeeping Routine and Deep Cleaning Your House Schedule here. This 15 page printable kit is delivered digitally to your email for you to print and personalize. What Does a Deep Clean Include? It includes a daily schedule, calendar pages, and deep cleaning checklists for every room and area of your home. Check out the link above to see a sample page of what you’ll get in my printable set designed to help you create your personal Homemaking Checklist.

Also, you can get the complete digital printable copy of the Year Long Thorough Declutter Series Calendar and Checklists here. The printable digital download is delivered to your email. It includes 25 pages of printable calendar pages and checklists to help you declutter every room in your home. You can find that here.

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Step 1: Check out this post on the 1st step you should take to get organized. If you don’t have a calendar, you can grab my free weekly printable calendar page here. It is in my shopify store, but it is totally free, so you won’t be prompted to put in any payment information. It is a free download and will be delivered straight to your email.

Step 2: Create a daily Housekeeping Schedule. You can use this series to start to set up your own schedule. You can also use this simplified weekly schedule.If you often ask: What is the fastest way to clean a dirty house? Or, if you struggle to get organized and have tried and failed time and again, you can likely find out which of these 11 reasons cause you to fail to get organized.

Step 3:   How do you remove clutter? How Do You Declutter Your Home?.…Sign up for the Declutter Series and get your entire home decluttered in just 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.”Declutter Your Home” checklists are provided in each email.

Step 4: What is the fastest way to clean a dirty house? Use a timer and use the Deep Cleaning Checklists above. They will help you get your home sparkling after you’ve decluttered. 

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