Realistically, it takes a while to completely declutter… and that’s NOT a bad thing. First, you have to learn how to reduce clutter in your home from a near-hoarder look to something more like the trendy cluttercore style.
It can be difficult to keep up with all the clutter when it starts piling up around the house. Simply put, you have to do two things: 1. Declutter 2. Maintain your spaces with habits
Once you have a good decluttering mindset in place, the first thing you should do is take a fresh look at each of your rooms and find the main source of clutter.
This is what I call the slow declutter method. It’s how I decluttered my own home, and it’s nearly always what I recommend to others for two reasons: 1. No mess 2. No stress
Start by clearing off the countertops. Clear horizontal surfaces are usually the most difficult areas to maintain, so doing this first will give you plenty of practice.
After you’ve decluttered that pile of stuff next to your favorite chair, go through your bookshelves and box up items that you’re not using or no longer need.