Decluttering Tips

8 Decluttering Tips To Help You Organize Your Home

Ian Mutuli
Updated on
Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
Get Smarter On Architecture and Design

Get the 3-minute weekly newsletter keeping 5K+ designers in the loop.

Enter your Email to Sign up


Are you feeling stressed out every time you walk into your home because it's cluttered and chaotic? If so, you're not alone.

A lot of people find themselves overwhelmed by the amount of stuff they have to deal with every day. But don't worry – there are ways to overcome this clutter and chaos.

Here are eight tips that will help you get started on the road to a more organized home.

1. Make a Plan

When you're ready to declutter your home, the first thing you need to do is make a plan. 

Determine what areas of your home need the most work and focus your efforts there. Make a list of all the things you want to get rid of and start going through your belongings room by room.

If you find it difficult to let go of things, try using the KonMari Method, made popular by Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo. 

The KonMari Method encourages people to only keep things in their homes that bring them joy. 

So as you're going through your belongings, ask yourself if each item brings you joy. If it doesn't, get rid of it!

2. Donate or Sell Your Unwanted Items

Once you've gone through your belongings and decluttered your home, it's time to get rid of the items you no longer want or need.

 If the items are in good condition, consider donating them to a local charity or thrift store. This is a great way to declutter your home and help those in need.

If you have items that are in poor condition or you simply don't want to donate them, you can try selling them online or at a garage sale. 

This is a great way to make some extra money while decluttering your home.

3. Invest in Storage Containers

One of the best ways to keep your home organized is to invest in storage containers. 

There are various storage containers available, so you can find ones that fit your needs and budget. They can be used to store everything from clothes to toys to kitchen items.

If you're struggling to find a place to put all your belongings, consider using vertical storage. This is a great way to maximize space in your home and keep things organized.

4. Label Everything

Labeling is an important part of organizing your home. 

When everything has its own place and is labeled accordingly, it's much easier to keep your home organized. This is especially true if you have a lot of storage containers.

Labeling doesn't have to be boring. You can find fun and creative ways to label your belongings. 

For example, you could use chalkboard labels and write the contents of each container on the label. Or you could use colored tape or stickers to create a color-coded system.

5. Create a Cleaning Schedule

One of the best ways to keep your home clean and organized is to create a cleaning schedule. 

This schedule should include daily, weekly, and monthly tasks. For example, you might vacuum every day, mop once a week, and deep clean your kitchen once a month.

Creating a cleaning schedule will help you keep your home clean and organized and make it easier to maintain over time.

6. Get the Whole Family Involved

If you want to keep your home organized, it's important to get the whole family involved. 

Each member of the family should have a role in keeping the home clean and organized. 

For example, one person might be responsible for taking out the trash, while another person might be responsible for doing the dishes.

Getting everyone involved will help to make sure your home stays clean and organized.

7. Take Your Time

Organizing your home can be a big project, so it's important to take your time. 

Do not try to do everything all at once. Focus on one area of your home at a time and work steadily until the project is complete.

Trying to do too much at once will only lead to frustration and make it more difficult to keep your home organized.

8. Don’t Be Afraid or Ashamed to Ask for Help

If you're struggling to keep your home organized, don't be afraid or ashamed to ask for help. There are a variety of professional organizers who can help you declutter your home and create a plan to keep it organized.

Hiring a professional organizer is a perfect way to get your home organized and keep it that way. Professional organizers can help you with everything from mattress disposal to closet organization.

Get Started on the Road to a Tidy Home

While it might seem like a daunting task, taking the time to declutter your home can have many benefits.

Not only will you be able to find what you're looking for more easily, but you'll also create a calmer and more organized living space.

If you're not sure where to start, try implementing some of the tips outlined in this article. And if you need further help, don't hesitate to reach out for professional assistance.

With just a little bit of effort, you can have the clutter-free home of your dreams!

Image source:

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
Related Articles
interior design materials

Interior Design Materials That Add Depth and Character

The right choice of texture and materials in interior design holds significant importance as it determines the feel of your ...

Planter Design for Indoor Spaces

Trend Alert: The Latest in Planter Design for Indoor Spaces

Indoor planters are a great way to add life and light to your space. According to Allied Market Research, the ...

Composite Deck Skirting Ideas

Composite Deck Skirting Ideas – Enhance The Look & Functionality

Unleash the full potential of your deck with composite skirting ideas that add style, durability, and functionality to your outdoor ...