How to Declutter an Entire Room
1. EMPTY THE ENTIRE ROOM
First things first: pull everything out. And I mean everything . Things will look much worse before they look better, but trust me on this. Youwill want to touch every item that is coming or going in that room . TIP: Have a bag set up for trash and throw things away as you pull them out of the room. Have a box for donations set up too, so if you immediately know you want to donate, toss them in the box. Pull everything, and I mean everything out of the room. You will be amazed by what you find.
2. CONSIDER YOUR NEEDS FOR THE ROOM
Once everything is gone, analyze the furniture layout and reorganized it a bit. If you want to get rid of something or add something, or rearrange it, then this is the time to do it! Now it’s much easier to walk through the room.
3. GROUP LIKE THINGS TOGETHER
Once you have everything out, analyzed the furniture and done the initial trash and donations, start grouping like things together. Group everything with something like it. If something didn’t work into an obvious category, then make your own miscellaneous pile.
4. TAKE OUT THE TRASH
Now that you have your piles of like items, go through each group and ask yourself these two questions: “Do I love this?” and “Do I use this?” You may struggle with this step. If you find yourself thinking these things that mean something does not need to stay. Just toss it.
- I was going to use this later for something; I just can’t remember what it was.
- Grandma bought this for me, so I can’t get rid of it, even if it’s been sitting in the back of my closet for 7 years.
- But I might need it someday.
- It’s a perfect good, ,so I hate to get rid of it.
5. PUT IT ALL BACK IN A WAY THAT MAKES SENSE!
Have a vision for how you want the space to work for you! And then put things back in place in an organized and thoughtful manner. It’s okay if there is empty space. Let your home breathe and don’t rush to fill it just to fill it with something.
Look around your new decluttered room. It should have a calming stress free feeling to it. Relax, soak in the calm.....relax.