How to Declutter in 3 Simple Steps

How to Declutter in 3 Simple Steps - Lauren Sauder #declutter #springcleaning #simplehome minimal living, simple living, minimalism, slow living, declutter your space, spring cleaning, minimal home, clean up

 

 

The Spring season is finally here and I couldn’t be more excited! With spring, comes new beginnings and a much needed moment of slow before the busy, chaotic summer months filled with travel and adventure. Decluttering has its own benefits. I’m sharing some of my favorite tips and tricks when it comes to spring cleaning and how I declutter in 3 simple steps.

 

How to Declutter in 3 Simple Steps - Lauren Sauder #declutter #springcleaning #simplehome minimal living, simple living, minimalism, slow living, declutter your space, spring cleaning, minimal home, clean up

 

How to Declutter in 3 Simple Steps

 

1. Locate the Areas of Disorder 

 

When stepping into a messy area, it can be easy to get overwhelmed, so first, take a moment to locate these areas. I encourage you to even jot them down and rank them based on their level of clutter. Once you have a good sense of the areas that you’d like to declutter, start where you feel most comfortable.

 

2. Divide and Conquer 

 

Once you have determined a starting place, begin to separate and group like items together. Next, identify which items should stay and which to toss or donate. Throwing items out can be a difficult task, but necessary when trying to declutter. Ask yourself, does this item add value to my life? If your answer to that question is yes, keep it. If the answer is no, consider tossing it. After you are left with only the items you want to keep and bring you the most joy, start appointing each item a home.

 

3. Maintain 

 

After you spend quality time creating this organization, it’s important to develop a process to maintain the flow. I recommend doing a quick sweep of the space(s) weekly or monthly depending on how often you’re in the space. Remember the homes you created for your items and place them there. I agree that this may be the hardest step, but once a habit is formed, it’s much easier to prevent clutter from forming again.

 

Decluttering your home or life can be a challenging task, but with these 3 simple steps, it’s totally worth it!