25+ Decluttering Posts To Help You Say Goodbye To Clutter Forever!

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If you are having a problem with clutter, chances are I have written a post that will help you. In fact, over my many years of blogging I have written over 25 posts that will help you say goodbye to clutter forever.

No matter what your clutter problem, is chances are this list of over 25 posts on decluttering will help you say goodbye to clutter forever.

 

Today I thought I would help you out with your decluttering needs by listing all my decluttering posts in one place.

And if you need more help than a blog post can provide–join my Snail Pace Clutter Removers facebook group where you will find a group of people who can offer you support on your journey to tossing clutter for good!

25+ Decluttering Posts To Help You Say Goodbye To Clutter Forever!

A Super Simple, Yet Highly Effective Way to Eliminate Clutter | Snail Pace Transformations

A Super Simple Yet Highly Effective Way To Eliminate Clutter

How to Stay Motivated and Kick Your Clutter to the Curb for Good! | Snail Pace Transformations

How To Stay Motivated And Kick Your Clutter To The Curb For Good!

How to Stop Being Embarrassed by Household Clutter | Snail Pace Transformations

How To Stop Being Embarrassed By Household Clutter

How to Start Decluttering When you Feel Overwhelmed | Snail Pace Transformations

How To Start Decluttering When You Feel Overwhelmed

The BIG Decluttering question: Resell it or Toss it? A How to Decide Guide | Snail Pace Transformations

The BIG Decluttering Question: Resell It Or Toss It? A How To Decide Guide

The Financial Cost Of "Someday" Stockpiling | Snail Pace Transformations

The Financial Cost Of “Someday” Stockpiling

Having Trouble Decluttering? Swap Questions And See Results! | Snail Pace Transformations

Having Trouble Decluttering? Swap Questions And See Results!

30 Things You Can Gather For Your Yard Sale Pile TODAY: Toss Clutter & Gain Cash | Snail Pace Transformations

30 Things You Can Gather For Your Yard Sale Pile TODAY: Toss Clutter & Gain Cash

How To Make Time Spent Decluttering FLY by | Snail Pace Transformations

How To Make Time Spent Decluttering FLY by

How To Declutter Even When You Don't Feel Like It | Snail Pace Transformations

How To Declutter Even When You Don’t Feel Like It

30 times 12 Challenge: Toss Clutter & Gain Time | Snail Pace Transformations

30 times 12 Challenge: Toss Clutter & Gain Time

Why The Tiny House Movement Has Me Wanting To Purge Deeper | Snail Pace Transformations

Why The Tiny House Movement Has Me Wanting To Purge Deeper

4 Essential Items For Efficient Decluttering | Snail Pace Transformations

4 Essential Items For  Efficient Decluttering

How To Deal With Clutter When You Seem Frozen By It | Snail Pace Transformations

How To Deal With Clutter When You Seem Frozen By It

6 Things I Have Learned About Decluttering Since Starting My Year Long Journey To A Simplified Home | Snail Pace Transformations

6 Things I Have Learned About Decluttering Since Starting My Year Long Journey  To A Simplified Home

52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Free printable plan | Snail Pace Transformations

52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Free printable plan

10 Clutter Free Gift Ideas | Snail Pace Transformations

10 Clutter Free Gift Ideas

Why I Am Giving Away The Small Stuff | Snail Pace Transformations

Why I Am Giving Away The Small Stuff

How Decluttering Is Crucial To Good Time Management | Snail Pace Transformations

How Decluttering Is Crucial To Good Time Management

10 Ways To Kiss Clutter goodbye | Snail Pace Transformations

10 Ways To Kiss Clutter goodbye

10 ways To Make Cash While Tossing Clutter | Snail Pace Transformations

10 ways To Make Cash While Tossing Clutter

10 Great Reasons To Toss Clutter | Snail Pace Transformations

10 Great Reasons To Toss Clutter

Top 10 reasons to keep clutter | Snail Pace Transformations

Top 10 reasons to keep clutter

10 ways to tame clutter | Snail Pace Transformations

10 Ways to Tame Clutter

How I Simplified My Wardrobe In One Afternoon | Snail Pace Transformations

How I Simplified My Wardrobe In One Afternoon

3 Great Books On Decluttering

If you would like even more in depth help with your clutter problems here is a list some of the best books on decluttering that I have read to date.

1. Clutter’s Last Stand: It’s Time To De-junk Your Life!

2. The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own

3. 31 Days To A Clutter Free Life: One Month to Clear Your Home, Mind & Schedule

(Please note: Although I like the advice in this last book I do believe that it will take more than 31 days to clear most homes of clutter)

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A Super Simple Yet Highly Effective Way To Eliminate Clutter

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If you have been trying for years to find a decluttering method, you can stick to this super simple yet highly effective decluttering method I am sharing with you today. It just might be the simple plan that will help you kick that clutter for good.

A super simple way to get rid of clutter for good! Decluttering made easy.

A Super Simple Yet Highly Effective Way To Eliminate Clutter

It is so simple the plan can be explained in a single sentence

Pick a number of items to toss each day and then stick to that number each and every day.

I did this for a month with Crystal of Money Saving Mom when she held a Clutter Busting Challenge one year. Essentially the challenge was to get rid of 7 items each and every day for an entire month. It made a huge difference in the clutter level in my home and was such a simple goal to stick to.

Currently there is a member of my Snail Pacing Clutter Removers Facebook group who is getting rid of 10 items a day. Her plan is to continue doing this until she can’t seem to find another item to toss. Then she plans to go back and organize what is left.

Why it works

For me I think picking a number of items worked so well because the number was small and therefore I could fit the task into even the busiest of days. Plus, if I did get a day behind I could easily do that math in my head and get back on track the next day. (7 +7=14)

If you really needed to you could hang a blank calendar on your fridge and put a big X on the days that you manage to toss your chosen number of items. Many people find this to be super effective for making a new goal a habit for life.

Remember: pick a number that works for you

You know just how bad your clutter problem is and therefore how easy it will be for you to toss a certain number of items each day. You also know your schedule and how much time you truly have each day to search for items to toss. Remember being clutter free is for you. This goal is for your benefit and no one else so make it all about you. Don’t fall into the comparison trap thinking, “Well, so-and-so is tossing 20 items so I’d better at least toss that much.”

No way! If your schedule is cram packed right now and just tossing one item a day seems right, then go for an item a day. That is 365 items a year gone from your home and that can make a big difference. That is the power of Snail Pacing.

When it gets hard to toss the number you set–reevaluate

Unless you did set your goal at one item a day, eventually using this plan you are going to have to begin to really dig for items and that could mean spending way more time looking for an item to toss than you did when you started.

When this starts to happen to you it is not time to stop, but time to reduce your daily items tossed goal.

Why not stop? In our modern world we are always bringing new items into our home. Attacking clutter must be a lifetime exercise if we want our homes to stay clutter free for good.

So what is your number? Share it with me in the comments below.

Other helpful articles on decluttering:

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How To Stay Motivated And Kick Your Clutter To The Curb For Good!

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You have tried a thousand times before to get rid of the clutter in the house, but it keeps coming back. How on earth do you not just get rid of it–but keep the clutter gone for good?

Stay motivated and kick your clutter to the curb for good with these decluttering tips.

Honestly I am still working on this problem too, but I am getting closer to the “livable” clutter free home I keep as a goal in my head. I emphasize livable because I am not aiming for zero clutter, instead I guess I would say an 85% clutter free home.

I can’t see my family ever not having a small pile of clutter here and there–it just doesn’t suit our creative personalities. I can, however, see a day when the thought of a guest opening up the attic door no longer fills us with fear. In fact, each day we get a little closer to that happening.

How To Stay Motivated And Kick Clutter To The Curb For Good

 

Have A Clear Vision

Did you see those important words in the opening paragraphs? Let me repeat them: “but I am getting closer to the “livable” clutter free home I keep as a goal in my head.”

You can easily swap the word “goal” for “vision” in that sentence–especially since the goal is extremely visual, at least it is for me. When I close my eyes I can see what I desire my home to look like when I reach my goal level of clutter removal.

The kitchen counters will be clear of all but a few daily essentials, the cupboards will have space in them. The attic, oh that dreaded attic, will be clear of all but a few bins full of Christmas decorations and camping gear. You will be able to walk into our shed, see exactly what you want, grab it and exit without stepping over things or fear of things falling on you.

As I said, my family isn’t there yet, but we get closer every day because I know what the finish line looks like and when you know the direction you are racing towards it makes it easier to race it.

 

Keep The Vision Alive

Life is busy! Decluttering is time consuming and sometimes very emotionally draining. There are so many other things that we could be doing than attacking our clutter so why bother?

Don’t give in to this train of thought. You are worth it! A decluttered home is a haven at the end of the day, a cluttered one just adds stress.

Stay motivated to reach your clutter free vision by talking to friends in the trenches (my decluttering Facebook group is a great place to find some). Read all you can get your hands on about decluttering (find more about that at the bottom of this post). Make a vision board of your ideal home on Pinterest. Not your dream home necessarily, but pictures of rooms with just the right amount of clutter for your life. Rooms that you look at and go, “Oh, I could so relax there,” “Wow, I would love to serve my loved ones a meal in that room.”

 

Create A Plan And Stick To It–Or Change It To One You Can Stick To

With a vision in hand and a way to keep it alive you now need to do the work. This is the hardest part. As I have said before, decluttering isn’t fun. It is often mind numbing. Items can tug at our hearts in much more powerful ways than they should and sometimes what we find under the clutter or in it can be downright nasty.

This is where having a plan can help. A plan can give us the discipline we need to touch the hard and boring stuff.

There are so many ways to declutter, here are a few to get your mind whirling about what would be the best plan for you:

 

Keep Attacking It For The Rest Of Your Life

I am sure I am not the only one with chronic health problems and here is the thing that hit me one day: clutter is a chronic HOUSE problem.

One of my chronic health problems is low iron. Doesn’t sound like a big problem, but when I stop taking my daily iron pill I slowly spiral to the point where I live my day in a fog and can’t concentrate on a thing. That is a problem!

Sometime in my 30s I finally learned that when my iron levels reach healthy levels I can’t say, “Well that problem is taken care of,” and stop my iron supplements. I can cut them back to a lower level, but I can’t stop. When I do I lose weeks of precious time to brain fog.

Clutter is the same. It isn’t ever really gone for good. We are constantly accumulating new things. Things are constantly wearing out or we lose our need for them.

Treat clutter like a chronic health problem; create a plan to keep it at bay for the rest of your life.

For me that means committing to filling a box full of items to give to a local thrift store each and every month. It also means taking one month a year to go through our home from top to bottom to gather things to sell and then what doesn’t sell goes to the thrift store.

So you need two decluttering plans, one to beat it back to acceptable levels and another to keep it that way. When you develop those two plans you will achieve your vision of a clutter free home and you will have kicked clutter to the curb for good!

Some Great Books To Help Keep You Motivated

  1. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
  2. The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own

  3. Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind and Soul

  4. 31 Days To A Clutter Free Life: One Month to Clear Your Home, Mind & Schedule

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