Declutter Tips for When You’re Overwhelmed With Too Much Stuff

How do you declutter when you don’t know where to start? If you’ve ever been in that place — or if you’re stuck or overwhelmed by the whole process — then these declutter tips and strategies for dealing with clutter are just for you!

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Where to Start Decluttering When Overwhelmed

When you declutter your home, you’re actually taking the first steps to organize your entire life. But sometimes just getting started can be the most overwhelming part of decluttering.

Exactly Where to Start Decluttering Your Home — Seriously. You asked. I answered. No more guessing where to begin, because this post tells you where, why, and how.

9 Awesome Ways Your Life Will Become Simpler When You Declutter — When you understand the benefits of decluttering, you’ll want to begin right away!

Before you do anything, build some motivation with words from others who have been in your place. These 30 Inspirational Decluttering Quotes will help get you in the mindset to attack the clutter immediately!

Are you desperate but too overwhelmed to even begin? Here are 3 things you can do when you’re overwhelmed by clutter and feel paralyzed. Think of them as ‘pre-decluttering’ steps to help you have a better chance of success later. 😉

5 Baby Steps for Successful Decluttering That Don’t Require a Huge Time Commitment — Nobody wants to think about spending every minute of the day decluttering, so here are the first few things you’ll need to do to set yourself up for success. And you won’t have to spend more than 10 minutes a day, I promise!

62 Things to Declutter That You Won’t Miss at All — be sure to read this post and grab the printable list so you can start tossing clutter without having to think about it.

There are times when a simple 30 day declutter challenge printable is all you need to begin your declutter journey. I’ve designed this printable to be used in multiple ways to get — and keep — your home clutter-free.

Declutter Tips

Developing your declutter skills will help you make better and faster decisions about everything… which is a major bonus if you’re an overwhelmed overthinker.

The very first thing you have to do is Stop Being a Victim of Clutter, so be sure to check out this post about changing a victim mentality into a positive decluttering mindset.

There are times we tend to make excuses for our clutter, whether it’s conscious or not. These 4 Mindset Shifts to Help Clear Your Cluttered House will help you work past some of the problems you may be facing.

Not ready to declutter your entire house in a week? Then you’re going to love The Slow Declutter: A Lower-Stress Way to Clear Your Home — this is a no-mess way to clear the clutter. It’s by far my favorite method! Give it a try and let me know how it works for you!

Or… maybe you ARE ready to declutter your entire house in a week? That means you need to get busy! How to Quickly Declutter a Room Every Day explains how to do a one-hour S.P.R.I.N.T. to clear the clutter from a room and stay motivated to get the job done.

This Declutter Plan of Action gives you actionable strategies for dealing with clutter, including a free printable mini declutter plan.

For those times when you need to fix part of the clutter problem immediately, Here’s How to Declutter Really Fast. I think of this as a last resort or special circumstances type of post, but it will help you when you need it (because life happens)!

So many people ask me about what to do when their husband refuses to declutter. Whether or not you personally have an issue with clutter, I’ve compiled a list of 8 things you can do to help your partner begin clearing clutter and — hopefully — keep peace in the home.

We all tend to keep things with memories attached. Giving yourself grace and space is important to successfully decluttering sentimental items. I recommend dealing with memorabilia after you’ve learned how to let go of ‘regular’ clutter. Then you can take the time to make good decisions about sentimental clutter.

Ready to take things a step further? If your bedroom still feels crowded even after you *think* you’re done clearing the clutter, you may be ready for a minimalist bedroom declutter. You’ll be surprised at how well your room functions and how relaxing it is to have even less stuff to take care of.

Decluttering Your Closet

Ready to take on the job of downsizing your wardrobe? It doesn’t have to be that hard! Here’s How to Declutter Your Wardrobe by asking yourself the right questions, taking one step at a time, and letting go of the guilt.

When decluttering your wardrobe isn’t easy, it’s probably because you’re holding on to some things out of fear. Here are 9 Reasons You Fear Decluttering Clothes {And How to Get Past It}.

There are five major emotional reasons we make excuses to avoid decluttering clothes. And while the things we say may seem logical, we still need to learn to overcome the flawed thinking. Once that happens, it’s so much easier to get rid of unnecessary clothing.

What to Do With Your Stuff?

So you’ve started decluttering, but you have plenty of still-useful things that you want to go to a good home?

First, here’s How to Declutter and Donate Your Stuff Without Regret. I love donating, and I strongly believe everyone should try it as an alternative to trying to sell clutter. This post will show you exactly why and how to do that in a way that works for you.

Once you’ve made the decision to utilize the donation method, Where to Donate Your Stuff After Decluttering is a helpful list of local and national places to send your donations.

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Why is Decluttering Important?

When you use these declutter tips every day, the beautiful difference you see in your home will translate into more positivity everywhere in your life.

You will feel better physically and mentally.

Cleaning will be easier and take much less time.

Your frustration level will decrease because you have to deal with less visual clutter taking up your mental space.

You will learn how to organize a cluttered house because you will develop better systems that won’t be derailed by existing mountains of paper and other clutter.

You will regain pride in your home and won’t be embarrassed when company stops over unexpectedly.

Your house will become a place of joy and peace, a true home for your family.

Start reducing clutter piles today, and find out just how soon you feel better about your home!

More Decluttering Resources:

Join the private decluttering Facebook group at Your Decluttered Life. Be sure to answer the questions to let us know you agree to the rules (they’re pretty simple… be nice, what happens in the group is private and safe, and don’t spam).


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