How do I declutter my home?

Wow! My son has soooo many toys and junk in his room and we also have our share of tons of stuff..we're having a baby soon and I am just overwhelmed by the amount of clutter there is...its true less is more! How do you de-clutter your home?


Asked by Anonymous at 7:37 PM on Jan. 21, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • go through the stuff anything that u havent used in 6 months get rid of it anf do tha twice a year and ur home will stay cleaner

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:44 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

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  • We are 6 people in 1200 sq ft ----- clutter is my life.

    Answer by Laura1229 at 7:51 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

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  • Every time I try to conquer the clutter, I seem to make it worse when I make a bigger mess sorting everything....

    Someday I will win the battle. Someday.

    Answer by halfpint_ny at 8:20 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

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  • I have recently started to declutter and organize my life. I take a small spot and sort and decide what to keep, yard sale or trash. I am hoping to get through this before we decide to move in the next several months.

    Answer by coala at 8:36 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

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  • i do the same as coala and it works great for me. my problem is doing my filing. that is piled high and i can never find anything. like our marriage license. where the hell is it. our house is almost clutter free. just need to reorganize the stair closet.

    Answer by melody77 at 9:23 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

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  • I lack organizational skills but I am also a compulsive cleaner so many things get shoved into closets "out of sight out of mind" This frustrates my DH who suffers from mild ocd. We are both pack-rats so it is hard to part with any material thing. I try to sort out sentimental like first favorite toys then store them in pillowcases or those condensing vacuum bags are great for cloth stuff. plastic utility sized stacking boxes are also great. It can be fun to sort through old forgotten possessions on a rainy day. It is liberating to give the stuff away to charity or friends and live clutter free


    Answer by GINSMUM123 at 2:59 AM on Jan. 22, 2009

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  • We donate unused or outgrown toys (and clothes and other household items) pretty much monthly. We're lucky a local charity sends us a postcard every month with a pickup date. We don't even buy our kids that many toys (although they get many gifts from family), and still we manage to donate something every single pickup... If you haven't used it or worn it in a year, out it goes.
    Cafe Sheri

    Answer by Cafe Sheri at 12:19 PM on Jan. 22, 2009

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  • I keep a box in the garage and open the door and throw stuff in. I NEVER go thru that box again and I keep it shut so my daughter doesn't know it exists...when it is full I put it in my trunk and drop it at the goodwill...I just make myself never peak in it :)

    Answer by ria7 at 2:00 PM on Jan. 22, 2009

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