Getting Rid of Clutter

By Kristen
Content Updated October 3, 2007

If you have a hard time keeping your home clean, you may just have too much stuff. It takes time to clean clutter. The more you have, the more you have to clean. Plus, a cluttered home, no matter how much you clean it, always tends to look messy. So start de-cluttering your world.

Pick a place to de-clutter

Closets, junk drawers, and bookshelves are usually the easiest place to start, but if you are more concerned about a more prominent area (such as your living room) it may be best to start there. Don't feel that you must work on your entire home at once. De-cluttering your world is an ongoing process, so don't bother giving yourself deadlines either (unless some important event that requires an attractive, organized, clutter-free environment will be taking place in your home).

Set up your sorting system

Plan on spreading out the work

Don't try to tackle everything in one day. Just do something every day to make progress, such as one drawer a day or one shelf a day. Of course, you can always do more if you feel like it.