1. Dedicate a day or hour or so to clearing clutter: No one enjoys clearing clutter, and thus it is easy to bump it to the bottom of your priority list. However, if you want to clear clutter, make sure you set aside time specifically for doing so. Otherwise it may never happen. Make it part of your weekly cleaning ritual, or set aside one day a month for clearing clutter.
2. Be specific about what to clear: Garbage, Recycling, Give-aways, or Donations. One of the best ways to clear clutter is to have designated areas that you want to put clutter to. For example, you can make a tub specifically for items you want to donate, another for recycling, and another for things you want to give away.
3. Determine which spaces to clear of clutter: If you want to clear clutter, you need to specify what clutter you are going to clear. Often, people never get around to clearing clutter because they do not specify what clutter they need to attack. So, take an inventory of your house and make a list of all of the areas you need to clear of clutter.
4. De-clutter while on the phone. One of the best ways to clear the clutter in your house is to make a habit of doing it whenever you have a moment to, and hands that are free. So, each time you take a phone call, put on your hands free, and use the time when you are discussing whatever it is you need to discuss, to clean out a sock drawer, a junk drawer, etc.
5. Recycle, donate, sell: One of the best ways to clear clutter is to recycle things, donate things, and sell things. If you get in that mindset, you will find that clutter will not stack up so fast, and that you will be doing your part for the environment and the needy, while recouping some money you have spent. If you have outgrown your clothes, sell them, or donate them to good will. There are plenty of platforms for selling the things you have, such as eBay, Craigs list, etc. So, try it, and de-clutter your home. If you aren’t using it, sell, donate, or recycle it.
6. Be realistic when clearing clutter. As you clear clutter in your home, be realistic about what to keep, and what to get rid of. A coupon might be a great deal, or a kitchen gadget really cool, but if you never use it, and it is just taking up space, or littering a counter or desk top, then rid yourself of it. Set a rule of thumb, such as, if you have not used it in the last 6 months, you are not going to keep it. This will help you to part with the junk that tends to collect in every home and let you reclaim your space.