Proven Tips For A Clutter-Free Home

Simply + Fiercely

I first decluttered my home nearly a decade ago, letting go of close to 80% of what I owned. Since then, a lot has changed.

But throughout it all, one thing has remained the same: my clutter-free lifestyle. It’s been challenging at times, but it’s worth fighting for.

If you’re wondering how to stop the clutter, here are my top ten tips for creating and maintaining a minimalist home.

The answer will be different for everyone, and it can take a bit of effort to figure out, but once you do, everything changes. You see your clutter with new eyes, and it’s so much easier to manage.

Learn your clutter habits

Every time you’re tempted to bring something new into your home, I encourage you to think about the tradeoffs. What will this item cost you in the long run? The answer is a lot more than the purchase price.

Name your tradeoffs

The next time you need something, resist the impulse to hit the shops. Instead, try borrowing what you need first.

Borrow before you buy

The more storage you have, the more clutter you’ll keep. If you want to own less stuff, try decluttering storage containers or even furniture first.

Reduce your storage space

Do you have room in your closet or on your bookshelf? Is there space in your living room or on your kitchen counter? If not, are you prepared to give something up to make space?

Know exactly where you’ll put something before you bring it into your home

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