Every home needs to be organized and arranged to exhibit its beauty. If your space is untidy, here is how to declutter fast get rid of these seven items decluttering experts would take out now!
Don’t worry, we are here to help with seven general tips from decluttering experts to help clear your living room!
7. Miscellaneous Clutter
These are usually the last places to declutter if you want to clear your home. They include ignorable items like old music CDs and cassettes—yeah, if you are a fan of the oldies, your collection might clutter your space!
Here is what you must do: Go through all the drawers, cabinets, and surfaces in your living room, removing any items that don’t belong there. Create designated spaces for items like remote controls, keys, and other small objects to keep your living room organized and clutter-free.
6. Excessive Decorative Items
Decor, decor—who doesn’t like impressive murals and antiques hanging on the walls? While decorative pieces can add personality to your living room, having too many can make the space feel cluttered. Remember what they say—too many cooks spoil the broth! You can seek the expert advice of friends and family who have a keen eye for decor and find out which ones can stay. Keep only those that truly add value and spark joy, and consider donating or selling the rest.
5. Unused Electronics
If there is one culprit for clutter, it’s got to be electronics. We all have that one drawer or box filled with old cables, chargers, and outdated devices. Collect and sort through these items, keeping what’s necessary and recycling or donating the rest.
4. Magazines and Newspapers
Over time, magazines and newspapers can pile up, creating a messy living space. Browse your collection, recycle outdated issues, and consider switching to digital subscriptions to minimize clutter.
3. Unwanted Books
If you have a bookshelf, you may have to declutter it to get rid of old books. Keep only the books you truly love or plan to read, and donate the unwanted ones to a local library or charity.
2. Unnecessary Furniture
Excess furniture in your living room can give it a cramped look. Analyze your space and determine if you can do without certain pieces. You can sell some of them on any local marketplace of your choice.
1. Old Toys and Games
If you have kids, chances are their toys and games have accumulated in the living room. Set aside time to sort through these items, keeping only those still in use and in good condition.
Honorable mentions – Throw Pillows
Here are a few extra items you may want to consider getting rid of! They may not seem too important, but hey! They will work miracles once you declutter! Let’s check them out.
These pillows can bring out the beauty in our living rooms, no doubt, but they can also be an eyesore. When throw pillows accumulate dirt, are torn, or have become old, that is the best time to get rid of them.
Old Rugs and Towels
It’s time to take down that old rug in your living room. You can donate them to human societies or animal shelters to provide warmth. Contact local animal rescue organizations in your locale to find out if they need them.
Television and other Electrical Wires
These may seem unimportant, but you still have to get rid of the ones you aren’t using or hide them. The best way to handle your TV wires is to hide them in a cable box or a storage box for laptop chargers.
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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.