2. Create entry ‘dump zones’
Clutter seems to multiply if you let it. One of the ways that clutter creeps in is by not having a good system for putting things down and away when you and your family members get home.
If mail, shopping bags, school bags, umbrellas, shoes, and car- and house keys are being dumped haphazardly in the entryway of your home, it’s soon going to make your house look and feel cluttered.
To avoid this from happening, create happy dumping zones where things can be put down – like a key hook for car- and house keys and a neat box for mail. Set rules about what needs to be packed away immediately such as shoes and jackets that need to be packed straight into a cupboard.
3. Get clear about clothes
When you have a closet that is full to bursting, but can’t find anything to wear, it’s ready for a good clear out.
Whether you empty out everything or work on shelf by shelf, set aside clothes that you don’t like and only keep what you want to wear in 2019. Donate clothes that no longer suit your style and make a list of clothes you may need.