If you need some organization inspiration, our April printable is for you. Click here to grab the FREE Declutter Checklist, updated for 2022!
This is the ultimate declutter checklist! With prep day instructions and segmented project lists, you can tackle it all in one weekend or space it out through the season. This handy checklist helps alleviate the stress of where to start by giving you a step-by-step system.
Decluttering can be overwhelming. My strategy is to approach your space with 3 steps in mind:
- Minimize first.
Gather like things together to decrease their span across your home. This allows you to see everything you need to store. Then gauge the spaces you have available — closets, drawers, and cabinets. Store similar things together; everything will have its own place which makes staying organized easier!
- Eliminate second.
Consolidate, donate, or toss anything non-essential. This is where you will use the trash bags, recycling containers, and storage bins. Create piles so you can easily see what needs to be donated or recycled.
- Organize third.
When you put it back, organize it and make it pretty! This is the fun part. Organize as you put everything back in place (after wiping down surfaces and clearing out the trash). Use cute bins and labels, like these adorable stickers, to make it look cute! We’re naturally more likely to keep things organized if it looks beautiful.
This free printable takes the stress out of decluttering by giving you an easy-to-follow system. You know I love a good checklist!
Speaking of systems, I’m hosting monthly workshops on some of my favorite topics: interior design, gardening, and file organization. Want to join me on Zoom? Check out all my upcoming workshops as well as the replays.