I am asked ALL the time for help with organization on Instagram and here on my blog, so I really wanted to find a way to help my readers and followers work through the first step of that – which is to really purge your home and start with less. It is almost impossible to organize your home when you have too much ‘stuff’. I will tell you my tips in this post, as well as give you a free printable declutter checklist to work through when you’re decluttering your home. There is a section to write down how many bags you have donated/thrown away, and for me that is really gratifying. If that doesn’t matter to you just skip it!
Tips While Using your Printable Decluttering Checklist
- Donate somewhere that means something to you – it will help you get rid of those on the fence items
- Sell items online or at a yard sale. BUT if they don’t sell, donate them. I have a rule that once they go in the sell pile they aren’t allowed back into my home.
- Don’t over think things. If you’re really thinking about it you probably don’t need it.
- Try to work through the list as quickly as you can. I find that if I don’t do it in a week or two I lost steam and half the house wasn’t tackled.
- Clothing that doesn’t fit but you’re saving for someday – I am a firm believer that if you lose the weight you will want to reward yourself with new anyway! If you’re holding onto it because of memories store it with keep sakes.
If you have questions or want to follow along with me doing my fall declutter please feel free to reach out to me by leaving a comment, sending an email, or contacting me on Instagram. I am excited to see how many bags we can all donate. Oh and for those of you who asked I do all of the sections on this printable declutter checklist in both the fall and the spring. I find that I like to get rid of items in preparation for being stuck inside all winter, and then get rid of everything that multiplied over the winter!