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Game-Changing Organizing Tips to Kickstart Your Clutter-Free Journey

Are you craving a decluttered life? Whether you’re planning a move in the near future, or you’re just craving a little less chaos in your life, implementing some organizational systems can be the first step towards a clutter-free life. Here are some tips you can use to develop decluttering habits in your home.

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Tips include: Start with a Clear Vision, Designate a Hidden Donation Box, One in, One out Rule, Two-Minute Rule, Declutter Regularly, Designate Storage Areas, Utilize Vertical Space, Invest in Multi-functional Furniture, Create a Paper Management System, Digital Decluttering, Practice the 10-Minute Tidy, Be Mindful of Purchases.
  1. Start with a Clear Vision: Envision the kind of space you want to live in. Having a clear idea of your ideal living environment will help motivate you to declutter and organize effectively.
  2. Designate a Hidden Donation Box: This practice will prevent clutter from accumulating in your space and save you from the hassle of prolonged decluttering sessions later on. Keep the bin out of sight to avoid it becoming an eyesore, and periodically take its contents to a local donation center every few months or when the bin reaches capacity.
  3. One in, One out Rule: Implement a rule where for every new item brought into your home, one similar item must be donated, sold, or discarded. This helps prevent the accumulation of unnecessary belongings.
  4. Two-Minute Rule: The two-minute rule is straightforward: if a task can be completed or put away within two minutes, do it immediately. This applies to chores like washing and putting away dishes, hanging up clothes, and taking out the trash. By adopting this approach, you’ll notice how many small tasks can be swiftly tackled, reducing your daily stress levels. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much more organized your home appears by the day’s end.
  5. Declutter Regularly: Set aside time each week or month for decluttering sessions. Regular maintenance is key to preventing clutter from piling up again.
  6. Designate Storage Areas: Assign specific places for different categories of items in your home. Labeling shelves, bins, and drawers can help everyone in the household know where things belong, making it easier to put items back in their proper place.
  7. Utilize Vertical Space: Maximize storage by utilizing vertical space with shelves, hooks, and organizers. This can free up floor space and make your home feel more spacious and organized.
  8. Invest in Multi-functional Furniture: Choose furniture pieces that offer storage solutions, such as ottomans with hidden compartments or beds with built-in drawers. This helps reduce clutter while maximizing functionality.
  9. Create a Paper Management System: Paper clutter can quickly accumulate. Implement a system for dealing with incoming mail and paperwork, such as sorting, filing, and shredding documents regularly.
  10. Digital Decluttering: Apply the same principles of decluttering to your digital life. Organize your digital files, emails, and apps to streamline your digital space and reduce digital overwhelm.
  11. Practice the 10-Minute Tidy: Set a timer for 10 minutes each day to quickly tidy up common areas of your home. This small daily habit can help maintain order and prevent clutter from getting out of control.
  12. Be Mindful of Purchases: Before making a purchase, consider whether the item is truly necessary and where it will fit in your home. Avoid impulse buys and focus on acquiring items that serve a purpose and bring value to your life.

By incorporating these organizing tips into your daily routine, you can create a clutter-free living environment that promotes peace of mind and enhances overall well-being.

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Thinking of making a move?

If you’re starting your decluttering journey with moving in mind, we can help. We’re here to offer you professional real estate advice. If you’re thinking about selling your home now or even in a year or two, we’d be happy to connect with you about your goals and what you can do to get your home ready to sell.

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6 Simple Steps to Make Your Home Feel Lighter & Spacious

As your family grows, and each family member starts to accumulate their own belongings, you might find yourself getting a little tight for space in your home. To help you transform your living space into a roomy oasis, we’ve put together these simple tips. From clever storage solutions to strategic furniture placement, we’ve thought about how you can make the most of your space and make your home feel brighter and more spacious.

1. Declutter your spaces

We talk a lot about decluttering when someone is getting ready to sell their home. It’s the process of getting rid of things you don’t need or use anymore in order to create a more organized and peaceful living space. Well, you don’t need to sell your home to start decluttering. Your home will feel so much lighter in the end.

2. Choose functional furniture that fits!

If you live in an older home or have a less open-concept layout, you can really transform your spaces by choosing the right furniture. Swap out bulky furniture for more modern, sleep pieces. Not only will this give your space a fresh look, but it will also help create a better flow throughout the room. If you have items you’re not ready to part with, consider a coat of paint to lighten them up.

3. Discover the magic of mirrors

Did you know mirrors can actually make spaces look bigger? By strategically placing mirrors in a room, you can create the illusion of more space and light.

4. Light makes spaces look larger

It’s pretty amazing how lighting can make a room look bigger. By strategically placing lights and using different types of lighting, you can create the illusion of more space. If you’re feeling cramped in a particular room in your home, try experimenting with your lighting setup.

5. Make the most of your storage space

We’ve already talked about decluttering your spaces by getting rid of unused items. If you have things you’re not quite ready to part with, find a functional way to store them. By reducing clutter in your living spaces, your rooms will feel larger and more comfortable. Maximize your storage space for the items you want to use (but don’t want to see all the time). Ottomans and decorative boxes can provide functional storage in your living room, and you can leverage unused spaces around your home, like the space under your bed.

6. Embrace indoor-outdoor living

If you’re planning a big family get-together and need some extra room, don’t forget about your outdoor space! It can be a game-changer when you have a lot of people over. Why not create an awesome outdoor living room and dining area? And don’t forget to think about how your indoor and outdoor spaces flow together.

Looking to purchase a home with more space?

If you and your family are ready to upgrade to a bigger home, we’re here to help. Talk to us about your needs and real estate goals today.

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