Sunday, 30 August 2015

How To Declutter Your Home


This week I'm following on an old blog post of mine where I shared some of my own tips to giving myself a better and happier lifestyle. Following that article it became obvious that some of you may not know the best way to approach some of the tips I shared and so I'm giving you some further advice now.

Please bare in mind this is just what I find works for me, everyone has their own opinion and ways of doing things :)

Here is a basic set of rules I go about doing when I'm decluttering my home:

1. Focus on one area at a time - don't go mad and start throwing things every where. Go one drawer, one wardrobe, one room at a time.

2. If you haven't used it for 2 years get rid of it (unless it has any sentimental value)

3. Keep things remaining decluttered by finding storage solutions. Get pots for little items. Box up old clothes that you would like to keep but don't wear too often. Stack your most needed items somewhere you can access easily.

4. Bin any items out of date - this is one when clearing kitchen cabinets or medicine cabinets especially.

5. Stay strong. For those of you who like to hold on for things for years this one may be tough. Try to hand over what you can to charity and sell any items with value - giving or making a few pennies will make the separation of your old things easier to handle.

I hope you found this post useful and it this helps some of you!

Have you guys got any tips on decluttering your home? What works for you?

Thanks for reading!


  1. Those have been my steps for decluttering the home for years and years. Until I came upon "The magic art of tidying up: the japanese art of decluttering and organizing" by Marie Kondo. I can sincerly say that it has opened my eyes, it's not a book for everybody to like as the writer can seem like a bit cuckoo when she starts talking to objects but if you can extract the underlining idea of how to declutter your home once and for all you'll never need to tidy again!

    1. Thanks Eli, I may have to check that out - sounds intriguing! x

    2. It may sound cheesy but that book has completely changed my life. I feel more positive and lightweight now that I've get rid of all things that were cluttering my home and my life. The things I struggled with the most were mementos but after reading the book a second time I have been able to let go of the past and look into the future with a big smile on my face.