No matter who you are, at some point you have dealt with a cluttered home. Having kiddos running around, going from work to dinner to bedtime routines and the busyness of daily life, it’s easy to end up with a home filled with stuff that isn’t where it belongs!
In fact, if you’re reading this now, it’s likely that you’re looking for a solution to declutter your home at this very moment. You’re tired of waiting for the weekend to arrive in order to have a mass decluttering session. After all, weekends were meant for rest!
Today, we’re sharing our favorite approach to daily decluttering with an easy, 5-minute routine. Do this everyday in the late afternoon or early evening to keep your house tidy and clutter-free!
5-Minute Daily Decluttering Routine
Before you get started, make sure that everything actually has a place. If there are items that don’t have a dedicated place in your home, it is more likely that they will get left where they are and continue to add clutter to your home. To TRULY declutter your home, create a place for every single item (or consider getting rid of the items that don’t), don’t forget that Handy will connect you with a top-rated home cleaning professionals.
Step 1: Set a timer.
Set your timer for 5 minutes to get the job done!
Step 2: Start with the main living areas, such as the living room, dining room, and kitchen.
Start with the areas that you spend the most time in! Remember that you’re doing this for yourself and for your peace of mind. So if you spend the most time in the back of the house (that nobody sees), it’s ok for you to start there!
Step 3: Don’t think about things for too long or get lazy.
Decide that it THIS very moment, you’re going to put EVERY sing thing away. Not a few things. Everything. Even if it belongs in the very back of that annoying cabinet that’s hard to get to. It’s worth the mental space and peace of mind you will feel when your home is clutter-free!
Step 4: Make it a race.
5 minutes isn’t a very long time! So clean up the clutter as quickly as you can.
Step 5: Have grace on yourself.
You may or may not completely declutter your home in 5 minutes, so be sure to have grace on yourself and embrace the journey to a simple, healthy home!
Tips for making this 5-Minute Daily Decluttering Routine even better
1. Do this every day!
2. Make a habit of taking items with you and putting them away every time you get up and go from one room to another.
3. Have your family join you, put fun music on, and make it a decluttering party!
Next up: Let’s deep clean your bathroom in 30 minutes or less!