Over the last couple of years, I have written an absurd amount of posts on organizing, the Konmari method, and all sorts of other tips on how to declutter your home. I’m pretty passionate about keeping a clean and organized home (especially after we sold our old home to get out of debt and moved into a house that’s less than 1,200 square feet!) and I love to share the tips and tricks that I learn along the way to help you learn how to declutter and organize your home too.
I’m sure many of you who who have been reading for a while have already seen all of my organizing and decluttering tips and tricks. But, I know that in the daily shuffle it’s easy to miss posts here and there (and some of them are multiple years old!), so I wanted to put together a thorough and detailed guide with all of the posts I’ve ever written on the topic. That way, if you’re ever looking for info on decluttering or purging things in your home, you’ll know exactly where to look!
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Also, you may or may not know this, but a few years back I also wrote an eBook all about how to declutter your home. It goes right along with all of my posts about the Konmari method and getting your home in order, and it’ll walk you step-by-step through decluttering your home in just 30 days.
Who doesn’t want to get their entire home organized in just a month?!
Oh, and did I mention it’s free, too? Because it’s FREE!
So, settle in, grab a cup of coffee, and get ready to dive into a wealth of decluttering and organizing knowledge that will help you take control of your home once again.
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How to Declutter Your Home: The Complete Guide
A few years ago, I got my hands on the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up – it was kind of taking over the organizing world at the time and it seemed like everyone was talking about it. In fact, I had to wait about 3 months on my library’s waiting list to even get the dang thing! The wait was worth it, though – I used the tips in the book to totally purge my home of all of the unnecessary clutter, and I got things totally and completely organized. In addition to that, I set up some daily routines to keep myself organized and I even came back a year later to share how things were holding up.
After I finished sharing all of those posts, I felt like the topic still hadn’t been fully addressed. I was still hearing from a lot of you that you felt overwhelmed by the process and you weren’t quite sure where to start, and I felt like there was some more that I could do to help fix that. So, I decided to write a book on the subject.
We’ll get to the (FREE) ebook in a moment, but first I want to walk you through all of the other decluttering tips and tricks I’ve shared so far on the blog. The Konmari method is a process that can be overwhelming, so I want to make sure you have all of the information you need in one easy-to-access spot.
I also want to note: you do not need to read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up in order to take advantage of the tips outlined here or in my eBook. It will make a bit more sense if you’ve read the book, but it’s totally not required reading! Feel free to skip it and just dive into the good stuff (AKA: my blog posts)!
Konmari Method Tips:
These posts are what lay the groundwork for my organizing and decluttering ebook. The book references them often, so I’d recommend fully reading each of the posts before you dive into the book. The blog posts are structured similarly to the book (in terms of the way the categories are set up), so if you’re familiar with the book, they’ll follow that same order. If you’re not familiar with the book, no worries – this will just set up a format for you to follow while decluttering.
- Decluttering & Organizing Clothes
- Purging & Organizing Books
- Tidying Up in the Kitchen & Bathrooms
- Cleaning Out Living Spaces
- Decluttering & Organizing Paper Clutter
- How to Purge & Organize Sentimental Items
After going through the method laid out in the book and using it in our home, I also wrote a few follow-up posts about a year later. Here are those posts:
More Decluttering Tips for Your Home:
The Konmari method isn’t the only thing I like to talk about when it comes to decluttering! Here are all of the other posts I’ve written on decluttering and organizing over the years. If you’re looking to solve a specific problem, one of these might be exactly what you need.
- Kids’ Room Organization Tips
- The Lazy Girl Way to Purge & Declutter Your Closet
- Quick Tips to Keep a Small Kitchen Organized
- FREE Konmari Method Email Challenge
- Back to School Organization
General Cleaning & Maintenance:
Finally, a huge part of decluttering is keeping it that way! Once you’ve started decluttering, you don’t want to let things slip back into chaos. Here are a few of my best tips & tricks for maintaining a clean home and keeping things clutter-free for the long haul.
- FREE Printable Weekly Cleaning Schedule
- 20+ of the Best Cleaning Hacks
- 10-Minute Daily Cleaning Routine
- 3 Life-Changing Habits for a Cleaner Home
- 10 Simple Habits to Keep Your House Clean
How to Declutter Your Home: The eBook
Now, let’s chat about the book! I wrote this book after hearing from many of you who were feeling overwhelmed by the Konmari method. It’s easy to understand how to go through the process in theory, but when it comes to actually decluttering your home, it often suddenly feels like too much.
I get it. When you’re staring at a house full of junk, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and not even know where to begin.
Don’t worry – I’m here to help. This book will take you step by step through every single piece of the Konmari method of decluttering – it even includes a handy checklist to help you make sure you don’t miss a thing.
30 Days to a Tidy(er) Home
How does it work? The book contains 30 daily challenges that are quick and easy to complete – they take the whole (overwhelming) process of decluttering your home and make it much more manageable. Each day has a few bite-sized tasks for you to take on, most of which can be done in about 15 minutes or less! When all is said and done, you’ll have a totally clean and organized home and I promise it will feel much less cluttered.
Oh, and the best part of this whole thing- did I mention that the book is free?!
I know how hard it is to get started on this decluttering and organizing journey, and I want to be able to make it as easy as possible for as many people as possible – so that means that I’m giving it to you at no charge. If you’re interested, all you have to do is sign up for my mailing list below and it will automatically be sent to you when you confirm your subscription. And as a bonus, you’ll also begin receiving my weekly newsletter, which has lots of fun behind-the-scenes info, weekly deals, and more. It’s basically a personal email from me to you every Monday afternoon – and I love hearing from my email friends, so it doesn’t just have to be a one-way conversation!
If you’re already on my mailing list and you still want the book, just go ahead and enter your email address again below. You will not receive multiple copies of my emails each week, you’ll just get the ebook delivered to your inbox!
Hopefully, this little book helps you feel a little less overwhelmed by this whole process. If you try it out, I’d love to hear how it works for you!
Personally, I am on a never-ending mission to get my home organized and clean and keep it that way. If you’re anything like me, hopefully these tips will help! If you have any other topics that you’d love to hear about when it comes to decluttering, organizing, or cleaning, just let me know and I’ll see what I can do!