One way to revitalise any space is to declutter.  It is one sure way to give your home a fresh look without spending too much.  Before considering re-designing and re-decorating, it is very important to declutter, clean, and organise.  It is so much easier and a whole lot of fun to style a clean house.

Our DIY Project recently shared some smart and easy ways you can declutter your home and keep it that way for the rest of the year.  Here are some brilliant suggestions.

Declutter your home by organising your clothes

Most of us have closets cramped with items we haven’t worn in a long time. The general rule of thumb is, “If you haven’t worn it in the last 6 months, chances are you won’t wear it again.” Reclaim valuable space by going through your clothes once a year. Go through your clothes and find the ones that you know you will never wear again because they don’t fit, they’re damaged/stained, they were just bad decisions or hideous gifts, or you don’t look or feel good in them. Take them to a charity shop or give them to someone you know can use them.

Declutter your home by structuring your ‘stuff’

Yes, we want to make our home feel cosy, but we DON’T mean adding clutter. There’s no room for “cosy” clutter in a staged property.  Making a home feel cosy does not entail bringing in the family photos or the stuff you enjoy doing together.  Homes with lots of indescribable ‘stuff’ lying about  look cluttered. Structuring your ‘stuff’ gives your home a clutter-free atmosphere and look. Instead of random scattering of stuff, make a quilt from your old uniforms,decoupage your papers and photos, and create a collage.

Declutter your home by smart storage

You don’t have to spend big on storage boxes. There are tons of ideas you can do to use your storage area efficiently.  There are also lots of DIY projects you can do.  You can wrap your shoe boxes in funky contact or gift paper and use them to store small things you can’t place elsewhere. These can be kept out in the open because they look good. Stacked boxes give an impression of style and clutter-free living, as opposed to tiny objects stored on a shelf. Smart storage also means that you double up on the use of the furniture. Your arm chair could have a storage space under it to keep magazines or coasters.

Decluttering doesn’t take a lot of time. It just takes thought and the determination to put things back into their designated places. These smart ways to declutter your home will work wonders for you.