Decluttering 101: Organizing Every Room in Your Home

As the years pass, you may feel like there isn’t enough space in your home to accommodate your family’s storage needs. Relocating, however, isn’t always the best solution. One of the best ways to free up some space in your home is by decluttering. Handyman Connection® of Rockville discusses how decluttering can help solve storage issues in every room in your home.


Start with your bedside table, and remove anything that doesn’t belong there, including old books, broken eyeglasses, pens and sheets of paper. Do the same with the dressers and chests. If there are pieces of clothing in them, determine whether you still wear them or not. Set aside things that need folding or hanging. Remember to resist the urge to put things back into the drawers just because you’re sentimental about keeping them. 


Check your medicine cabinet. Discard expired medications, makeup and skincare products. Throw out empty shampoo bottles, old toothbrushes and the like. For easier access, put the items that you use the most at eye level. You can then evaluate the content of your bathroom drawer, shower, tub and sink.  

Walk-In Closet

Sort all of your clothes. Group them according to their style. This will make it easier for you to decide which pieces of clothing to donate and which ones to keep. Do not hold on to clothes or shoes that you have not worn in at least a year. 


Empty each drawer and assess each item. Begin with the pantry and upper cabinets. You can then move onto the lower cabinets, drawers, countertops and the space under your kitchen sink. While you’re at it, dispose of anything in your refrigerator that you can no longer eat or drink, especially days-old leftover food. Note that the items you use regularly should be placed on the countertops or in the upper cabinets. Declutter regularly to keep your kitchen organized at all times.

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