I Learned How To Declutter My Space In 7 Easy Steps And You Can Too!

Clutter clearance is frequently the first step toward living a simpler life with more time, ease, and less stress. Decluttering isn't always simple, but this article offers some useful hints on how to declutter your house and life and create room for what's most important to you.

Decluttering your house and life allows you to have more room, time, and independence. In today's hectic world, it appears that an overwhelming number of individuals are seeking methods to lighten the burden, decrease stress, make life simpler, and step back from pursuing, doing, and accomplishing.

Decluttering is becoming more fashionable, and it is frequently the first step toward a simpler existence. However, decluttering isn't always straightforward.

It was a case of trial and error for me, with a few false starts and several detours along the route!

I hope my Decluttering story helps you understand the what, why, and how of decluttering, so you may attempt it yourself (without making the same mistakes I did!).

So what is decluttering?

The first step in simplifying your life is to declutter —keep what is vital to you and discard the rest.

Decluttering is the process of getting rid of excess items that you no longer use, want, value, or serve a function to you. It's about getting rid of things that don't provide value to your life or aren't in line with what's essential to you.

My decluttering approach consists of 7 distinct strategies that I employ regularly. The nicest aspect is that they aren't mammoth tasks. They aren't something you need to set aside additional time for. They are just tactics that I may adopt alongside my regular routines to clean up my space—and my thinking gradually.

Think differently! 

To begin with, I don't believe it is necessary to keep the house immaculate all the time. An untidy and cluttered home, on the other hand, drives me insane. It is pretty tricky for me to relax or work in a hectic setting. And, regrettably, I can't live with a mess for very long before it affects my mental health.

One of the stark realities of decluttering and making it last is that you must change your perspective on your belongings. Why do you maintain your possessions, what value do you place on them (not only financially but also emotionally), and why have you not let go of them till now? Shifting your perspective, challenging your habits and beliefs, and learning to think differently about what clutters your life will all help you declutter and keep future clutter at bay.

How do you start Decluttering?

Decluttering is preferable to organising. Although organising what you have left is beneficial, decluttering first means you will have less to organise in the first place.

  • Getting started

    • WHY do you want to declutter, and HOW do you want things to change? — considering this can help you understand WHAT to declutter.
    • We have more distractions than ever before. While reading your text messages may just take 10 seconds, it draws you away from your cleaning for just long enough to cause you to lose focus. AVOID DISTRACTIONS.
  • Where to start

    • When we're just getting started with something (not only decluttering), it's always beneficial to take the path with the least resistance until we find our feet. As a result, I frequently advise folks to begin with decluttering their bathroom.
    • A little music can make a big difference. Play your favourite music while you clean and transform it into a dance party.

  • Serve the function that will have the most impact on you.

    • Consider which room, region, or type of object you spend the most of your time cleaning, organising, and maintaining. 
    • First, try decluttering somewhere that makes you happy, like your wardrobe or the kitchen.
    • Another alternative is to concentrate on a space in your house where you spend a lot of time or where it's vital to declutter and maintain peace, such as your bedroom.
  • Small waves of decluttering

  • Declutter your apartment by doing a brief sweep of each room or area. Then, returning in smaller waves, you'll discover something new in the room that you hadn't seen before.

  • Divide it into small bits

    • Don't try to declutter a large undertaking, such as the entire kitchen, all at once. That may feel daunting, and it will most certainly take you a long time and turn you off before you've even begun. Instead, divide it up into small bits.
    • Don't waste 20 minutes addressing a single carpet stain when you might be vacuuming, making beds, and removing debris from the living room within the same time.
    • Using the kitchen as an example, divide it into the following categories: cupboards, drawers, worktops, gadgets, appliances, the fridge, and the stock cupboard. You may tackle things one by one in phases, which seems more manageable and less stressful than all at once.


  • Declutter often and in tiny increments.

  • Decluttering little and frequently may be easier and more convenient for you than devoting a significant chunk of time to it. Very few have the time or desire to dedicate a whole day or weekend to decluttering.

  • Maintain a clutter-free living

  • I'm not claiming that routine is easy to establish, that healthy habits are easy to form, or that bad ones are easy to break. But if you're dedicated and work on the new habit every day, it will stick.

    That is how I ultimately decided to tackle decluttering – one day at a time. 

    One of the most challenging aspects of deciding where to begin decluttering is anticipating what will happen afterwards. We often wonder what the point of getting rid of stuff is when they will merely pile up again. Letting that stuff back in will almost probably ruin all of your hard work.

    We must practise behaviours continuously for them to become habits. Decluttering is not a new concept. However, it is simpler to create a routine with specific guidelines. If you're seeking a sign to declutter, look no further. Follow these easy steps and declutter your life in no time.