Before we begin to declutter our homes, I wonder if it might be beneficial to address some of the benefits you’ll gain by organizing your space. Let’s look at 10 BENEFITS OF DECLUTTERING:
1. Less stuff=less to clean and keep organized
2. More appreciation for what you have. If you have minimal belongings, you’ll care for them differently than if you had plenty at your disposal.
3. Less chaos/stress. Minimalism has the benefit of lots of empty space, or in other words, more breathing room.
4. More money you keep. If you cherish and care for what you already have, you’ll find you spend less and keep more of your hard earned cash.
5. Mental clarity and more energy. You get to do more of the things you love if you aren’t constantly working to clean and care for a large amount of possessions.
6. An added benefit to decluttering is that you can bless someone else if you have good items you need to rehome.
7. You’ll shop more thoughtfully. You’ll be more likely to only purchase what you really need if you are fully aware of what you already have. You’ll likely even find that you decline buying some things when you thoughtfully consider if you really need it.
8. By decluttering your home, you’re creating visual and actual peace. Have you ever completed a task that involved a huge visual improvement? Like pulling weeds from your garden, you can appreciate the visual improvement your efforts created. It is gratifying to look over a job and feel a sense of accomplishment.
9. Time- Think of all of the time it takes you to do a huge declutter. You will gain that time back if you don’t refill the space you cleared. It takes far less time to clean a space that is free from extra stuff. Unstuff your space.
10. More pleasant relationships with the ones you love who share your space. It is far easier to cuddle up with your little ones and read a book if the books are neatly organized and there is a clean spot to sit and snuggle.
By decluttering, you are freeing space and time for doing what matters most to you. Clutter can also be a source of disagreement between spouses. Clearing out the excess restores peace to your relationships.
I hope this quick list has motivated you to make some changes. Get back to doing the things you love and living the life you were meant to enjoy!
Need to deep clean? I have lists for you to guide you along.
My How to Deep Clean Your Kitchen list can be found here.
My How to Deep Clean Your Bathroom list can be found here.
My How to Deep Clean Your Kids’ Rooms list can be found here.
My How to Deep Clean Your Living Room list can be found here.
My How to Deep Clean Your Bedroom list can be found here.
Also, to keep up the general housework, you may need to create a daily housekeeping schedule that suits your specific needs. To do so, I have created a helpful series you can read here.
Need to Declutter Every room? I have declutter checklists for every room and every space in your home to guide you along below.
2022 update: The year long thorough declutter series is on video now. You can subscribe via youtube through the video shown in this post below.
How to Declutter the Guest Room or Your Kid’s Room checklist can be found here.
How to Declutter Your Laundry Room and Patio checklist can be found here.
How to Declutter Your Coat Closet/Hall Closet/Linen Closet checklist can be found here.
How to Declutter Your Home Office checklist can be found here.
How to Declutter Your Attic checklist can be found here.
How to Declutter Your Garage checklist can be found here.
How to Declutter Your Living Room checklist can be found here.
How to Declutter Your Kitchen Checklist can be found here.
How to Declutter Your Entry/Foyer/Mudroom checklist can be found here.
How to Declutter Your Clothing checklist can be found here.
How to Declutter Your Bedroom checklist can be found here.
How to Declutter Your Bathroom checklist can be found here.
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New to deemiddleton.com and don’t know where to start? I recommend going in this order:
Step 1: Check out this post on the 1st step you should take to get organized.
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?.…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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Also, check out a great post on decluttering over here from becomingminimalist.com. Joshua Becker has some great tips on decluttering and minimalism.
For further reading, check out the fly lady here. She has some great cleaning and decluttering ideas plus excellent organization tips to get you started.