Are you striving to attain a clutter-free home?

Many of us do, as not only will we finally get to enjoy our surroundings more if we make more space, but we will also be less prone to stress, as a tidy house makes for a tidy mind, or so they say!

Thankfully, your dream of a clutter-free home can come true if you act on the following. 

#1: Don't let clutter in

This is a no-brainer, as the less you carry through your front door, the less clutter you will have to deal with.

So, when you're out shopping, don't give in to the temptation to buy those items that you don't really need. If you're offered freebies on the high street or at your local store, don't accept them. And if you find discarded but perfectly acceptable furniture somewhere within your locale, don't assume it has to be you that should give it a new home. You need willpower and the ability to say 'no,' both to others and to yourself when you are given the chance to acquire something that is only going to clutter up your living space. 

#2: Regularly de-clutter your home

About once every 2-3 months (or sooner if necessary), go through the items in your home. If you regret buying something, for whatever reason, or if you have any items that you just don't like or need anymore, then consider getting rid of them. You can do this charitably by donating them to worthy causes, or you could make a profit by selling unwanted items online. And if you're unsure about anything, you could box up smaller items and put larger items in personal storage, and if you later realise you haven't missed them at all, you might then get rid of them in whatever way necessary. 

#3: Create more storage

You need to be careful here, as if you were to fill your home with storage boxes and the like, then you might only end up with more clutter than you started with. Still, you could designate a specific part of your home for storage, so for items that don't need to be used regularly; you could store them away neatly in boxes or filing cabinets where they can be out of sight and out of mind until you need them. You might also replace older furniture with those pieces that have in-built storage, as you would then have more space for your stuff, without filling your space needlessly with extra furnishings. 

#4: Manage your mail

When we talk about clutter, we aren't only referring to items we have bought or been gifted. We are also talking about the mass of paper clutter that can permeate our homes, normally because of those blasted utility bills and junk mail offerings that fall through our letterboxes. To manage your bills, you might want to create a filing system using a plastic wallets folder or a filing cabinet to store them, or you could sign up to online billing, so you don't have to suffer the paper alternative. And for junk mail, you might want to stick a sign on your door to remind your mailman (and any leaflet canvasser) that you don't accept any junk, or you could use this opt-out page to minimise the problem.


A clutter-free home can be yours, so follow these simple steps to attain it. You might then start to enjoy your home more, without having to worry about missed bills because you can't find them amongst your mass of paper, or causing yourself an injury because you are struggling to move around in your own property. 

Let us know your de-cluttering tips too, for the sake of our readers!

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