4 Proven Ways to Get Rid of Clutter in Your Home

4 Proven Ways to Get Rid of Clutter in Your Home


The following contribution is from another author.

Clutter is like the silent thief: it creeps up on you. By the time you realize it, you’re up to your neck in junk and unwanted stuff that’s messing up your space and making the house generally unlivable. 

Sure, we all like to take advantage of the new clearance sale offering of 60% discount on our favorite home theater system. But the reality is piling up these things won’t do you any good, even if they are satisfactory in the short term. 

So, if your home feels like there’s a lot of clutter, and it’s not as well arranged as it should be, the following tips can help you clear up your space and transform your home into a clutter-free environment.    

Put Things in the Right Place

Start by putting away things that do not belong in certain spaces. Take a look at the living room and see if everything there belongs in the living room. Are there cups, mugs, bottles, or any other stuff lying around there? Put them where they should belong. 

Do this for every room in the house. If you need to declutter the bedroom, start by putting all dirty clothes in the laundry basket, place your shoes in their racks, arrange your clothes nicely, and lay the bed. If the kitchen has plates piled high, wash them off, tidy up the kitchen and you’ll see that the home will start looking great again. 

Sell Extra Stuff Online

Do a “stuff audit” in the house and see what you need and what you do not need. Separate them into two different piles. The ones you need stay and are well-arranged, while the one you don’t need has to go. 

The good news is that instead of just throwing them out, you may be able to resell some of those items if they are in good condition. The easiest way to do this is by putting the up on websites like Facebook marketplace, Craigslist, eBay, Amazon, and so on.

People often visit these websites looking for good bargains on items that you may have for sale. You can easily end up recovering your money or even selling the item for full price, thus making some profit in the process. 

Store Unneeded Things Away

If you find that there are items you don’t need right now but will likely need in the future, you can put them in self storage facilities near you. 

Just look up self storage companies in your city, pick the one you like, and have those items moved there. This way, you’ll be able to successfully declutter your home, whilst still keeping stuff you feel is important to you.    

Tidy Up the House

Pull out your vacuum cleaner and get to work cleaning out the entire home. If you feel like it might be a lot of work and you don’t have the time for it, simply hire cleaning agencies in your city to handle that for you. Most professional cleaning services will take care of this for you at a reasonable fee, and do an awesome job of thoroughly cleaning your home.  


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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