One of the quickest ways to create a sense of calm and order is your frenetic world is to clear out clutter. Room by room, carefully sorting, organising and just plain tossing out stuff that no longer brings you comfort and joy will give you much needed breathing space.
Your plan of attack
Target problem areas
You’ll need a plan. Work out which spaces need attention then decide how to tackle each one. Decide what to keep, donate/ recycle or bin. Be ready with storage boxes, containers and garbage bags. Heck, you may even have to rent a skip!
Commit to the 10-minute tidy-up
Devoting 10 minutes a day to picking up and putting away is an effective way to avoid returning to the clutter trap.
Get storage savvy
Be creative. Tubs, baskets, stackable cubes, hanging organisers for shoes, bags, jumpers or just about anything else can create instant extra space.
Attack one space at a time and stick at it until it’s done. Resolve not to be distracted by shiny objects!