Ways to declutter your house in 2016

A. Muscat, 15 Jan 2016

Reverse hanger experiment

To identify wardrobe items to clear out, hang all your clothes with the hangers in the reverse direction. After you wear an item, return it to the closet with the hanger facing the correct direction. After six months, check which items have still the hangers in reverse and it will simply show you which items you do not use anymore. This trick could be used for other clutter areas in your home such as cleaners, toys, linens, tools, hobbies and craft items.

12-12-12 Challenge

Locate 12 items to throw away, 12 items to donate, and 12 items to be returned to their proper home can be a really fun and exciting way to quickly organize 36 things in your house. This can also be seen as a game to play with all the family.

Give away one item each day

Identify items you do not use or need and give them away to friends/family or neighbours that could make better use of the object.

Fill in one garbage bag

Challenge yourself and see how quickly you can fill in a garbage bag with items to throw out or simply to give away to people that would need them.

Make a list

List the areas that need decluttering and then start tackling the easiest areas first. It is important not to get over excited and to stop after finishing each area as otherwise you may be overwhelmed by the task.

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