Clutter. It is truly the bain of my motherhood existence. It seems like – as soon as I have a room picked up – it turns back into a complete disaster. In recent weeks, I have tried to focus on one room at a time – decluttering as I go, and pulling what I don’t need to make room for what I do!

In reviewing a helpful online article, I implemented a few tips and tricks to organize my space. Here are four things on which I am focused to create a more organized home.

  1. The 12-12-12 challenge: find 12 things to donate, 12 to throw away, and 12 to return!
  2. Set a timer: this is a new favorite for me! I set a timer for 5 minutes and focus on organizing one particular section of your home. Once the timer stops – move on!
  3. Give away one item a day: I’ve adjusted this tip a little bit to “buy one, give one.” Anytime I purchase something new, I remove an equivalent amount from my closet. While it’s not necessarily a “declutter,” it certainly prevents over cluttering!
  4. Grab four boxes: I love this declutter method, because it simplifies what can often become overwhelming. Grab four boxes and label them “recycle, giveaway, donate or keep.” Peruse your home and declutter!

How do you declutter your home? Share some tips with me in the comment section below.

Happy organizing,


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