• Amanda / ThisCrazyLife on YouTube

Whole House Declutter + Tips!

Hey guys! We are moving to Arizona in just a few weeks, which means it's time to declutter the WHOLE HOUSE! I wanted to do this room by room, but we just ran out of time! In today's video, I'm taking you guys along with me in a whole house declutter project. If you missed the other episodes in this mini series, you can watch them here! Today, I'm sharing some decluttering tips that I DIDN'T share in the video on my YouTube Channel!


Whenever I'm decluttering, ESPECIALLY before a move, I want to make sure everything we keep has a purpose & a need!

Click above to watch Episode 4 :: Master Bedroom Makeover!



Something to keep in mind as you declutter...


Everything in your home either benefits you

-OR-

it doesn‘t!




If it doesn’t benefit you, it COSTS you.


What’s the cost? -EITHER-

the time & effort to manage it

-OR-

the space to store it!



D E C L U T T E R I N G T I P S



1 C L E A N U P


Clean up your space first... decluttering can get messy, so starting with a clean space will help you feel less overwhelmed & also help you see problem areas. A quick pick-up can make ALL the difference!



2 F O C U S L I T T L E B Y L I T T L E


Declutter section by section, NOT all at once! This will really help you not get too overwhelmed & leave the project all together.



3 S T A Y F O C U S E D


Place items to declutter in a laundry basket/box & take them out to the car to donate right away. That way they don’t get brought back out, and it makes the process much smoother!


These tips can be used while decluttering any space, and if you are decluttering with someone or by yourself!




S P A C E S T O D E C L U T T E R N O W


There is always reason to declutter.. it doesn't have to wait until before a move! Focus on one area in your home at a time. Before you know it, you'll have tackled your entire home + you'll feel so much lighter!



C L O T H I N G


Turn your hangers all one direction & as you wear them, turn the hanger the opposite way! At the end of a few months, check which clothes are still not turned over in the hanger, and donate them! If you're not wearing them in a few month's time, you can probably do without it!




T O Y S


Give your kids' toys a HOME! The problem may not be that your child has too many toys, but it's that they don't have a place to go. Having designated bins for your kiddo's toys will help them learn HOW & WHERE to put them away. This will make it easy to see what they have & what they don't play with. Anything that isn’t a favorite & doesn’t have a home... may be worth donating (or sell, & get a little cash in your pocket!)



S U R F A C E S


Sometimes there is just simply too much on our surfaces -- countertops, shelves, etc! Take out those decor items that don't bring happiness and actually cause more stress. Decide if it has purpose in that space!




B O A R D G A M E S


We love playing games as a family, so while decluttering, I didn't find too many we were ready to get rid of. So instead, I found a great way to keep your games, without them taking up all the space! I used mesh zipper bags to organize our games! A lot of our game boxes were falling apart, so I actually took all the pieces, put them into the mesh bag, and kept the front of the box to label the games! This was so much easier than I thought, and I love how little of space it took up in our game bin!



Head over to my Decluttering Series for even MORE decluttering motivation!


Also, be sure to follow me over on Instagram & tag me in YOUR decluttering successes!


Love you guys!!


XO, amanda


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