We acquire so much junk that we don’t even realize. There is so much in our house that we don’t use or need anymore. It’s all a cluttered mess. Here are ways to declutter the house under 24 hours.

Sort every room in 6 ways:

  1. Put away
  2. Put in a different room (make a proper place)
  3. Donate
  4. Recycle
  5. Sell
  6. Trash bag
  7. Or hire a good junk removal Greensboro NC service


1. ‘Attack’ One Room at a Time

There is no right or wrong way to declutter. Divide and rule approach is the best. Don’t do all at once, attack one room take a break and charge again. Keep the separated piles in their respective rooms and at the end compile them together.

2. Don’t Hold on to Anything You Don’t Need

Make sure you get rid of anything that has no use what so ever in your house. No need to hoard.

3. Find a Place for Everything

If you can’t find a place for a particular item then it doesn’t belong in the house. It’s as simple as that.

If you can’t decide for the time being what goes where, then, place it in a temporary basket to sort later.

4. Make Storage Solutions

Get hooks for things like keys, coats, belts, and scarves. Buy baskets to store shoes, toys and Knick Knacks. Pile up your newspaper in a neat stack on the coffee table. Get an in-tray like those in offices to sort your mail on the kitchen counter. Sort your books in a proper shelf.

5. Time It!

Since you have to tackle the house in a day, allot time to each room and don’t take longer than that in one room. Give each room two hours at max. Reward yourself a 15-minute break after every room if you finish in time.

6. Declutter All Your Tables and Other Surfaces

We have a very bad habit of put things everywhere and anywhere just not in the right place. The nightstand, dresser, and sides of your bedrooms have the worst of the clutter. Siders need a coaster, a lamp, and remote control only. Dresser should have perfume, brush and a bit of your makeup. To make the room look clean you need to clear off these spaces first.

7. Bathrooms

When ‘attacking’ the bathroom, put all dirty clothes, towels in the laundry bin, rearrange your shampoo, conditioner and other essentials on the shelf, clean the basin off all things except your handwash or soap. Replace wet towels with dry and you are done.

8. Living Rooms

Coming to the living room, this is where the family sits to relax and watch tv. Hence this is the most cluttered room of all. Again, use the sorting method. Walk around with a big basket, anything that seems out of place goes in the basket i.e. books, magazines, toys etc. Clean surfaces like a coffee table and get rid of everything except a few neatly piled books and remote controls.

Decluttering isn’t hard once you put your mind to it. However, if it’s too time-consuming for you or if you don’t know what to do with the junk after cleanup, look into a junk removal Greensboro NC service.


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