I need to declutter my house I have 10 rooms in Every Corner Nook is f

Three bedrooms two bathrooms two living rooms kitchen and basement full of stuff three rooms in the basement including laundry room and bathroom help I live in Baltimore City

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  • Deb K Deb K on May 21, 2018
    Hi, this can be really overwhelming,my advice is to star in one room, the kitchen for example, sort all items into keep, donate and trash. One room at a time, take breaks as needed, you could even try todo a yard sale to sell some of the donate stuff.
  • Linda Linda on May 21, 2018
    There are companies who specialize is decluttering If budget permits. Or You could hire a housecleaner by the hour to keep you moving through rooms sorting trash from donations and cleaning as you go. You could follow one of the many theories on decluttering to remove stuff and stress from your life. Not sure if this company is near you but one option attached olus one deckutter video. Check youtube for other decluttering videos. Hope this helps.

  • 27524803 27524803 on May 21, 2018
    Go one room at a time... take every thing but the large pieces of furniture out of the room... empty all closets, cupboards, dressers, etc. You will need a number of large boxes, or laundry baskets or crates and one trash can...
    Label: Keep, Donate, Sell, Give to kids (if they don't live with you) and Trash... As you move Stuff back into the room BE TOUGH ! If it does not fit.. donate it... if you just don't like it... gone!.. Baby quilts.. wash or clean and pack in a Space Bag until the kid it was for has kids of their own... or pass it along to them NOW... same for sports trophies, wall posters.. it is HARD... but ... you will appreciate all the newly organized spaces.
    Going forward: I have a policy.. that I try to keep to... One in... One OUT... it applies to everything.... shoes, clothes, toys, etc. The only thing exempt is tools for the garage... the clutter in there is the Hubby's problem.
  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on May 21, 2018
    Take one room at a time; have boxes that are for donations, throw away and keep - start with closets then move on to drawers, etc. once you finish a room, move on to another one. I usually finish one room then take the donations to Goodwill before starting my next project. You could also have a yard sale box and plan a yard sale to get rid of some of your clutter and make a little money too.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on May 21, 2018
    Start in one room at a time. If it hasn't been used in a year put it in a pile in the middle of the room. Separate into three piles, one for garbage, one for donate, and one for things that belong in another room or stored for things like holidays or special events. Take the things that belong in another room to that room, the storage things, put in containers labeled for whatever holiday, etc. it is to be used for. When that room is cleaned and organized, take a break for a while so that you don't burn yourself out to the project or even do one room a day. Once you are done, offer some of the donate piles to friends and relatives, you never know if someone else will need something in their own house. Take the rest to Salvation army or somewhere that it may be useful to someone else in need. Check with local shelters to see if they are in need of some of the items or they may have someone that just went into housing that needs things for their new home. I hope this helps you!
  • Dfm Dfm on May 21, 2018
    Start with your clothes closet. Keep only what fits you now. Put was doesn’t in to a bag and mark it donate. Next ...the bed linens. Do they have any rips torn spots? Stains? Mend or cut up into dusting rags. I keep 2 sets of bed linens for summer, and 2 sets for winter, for each bedroom. Keep them in the room they are to be used in. If you have a coat closet, keep the coats stored there. Living room...wicker baskets. To coral mail Until bill pay day. most banks have on line bill pay. Put your cleaning supplies in a tote box as you go room to room Dust, clean.If you have display cabinets for your collection Clean the cabinet as the seasons change If you are storing any thing for some one else...grown child? Grand kids...have them come get thier stuff out of your house. It’s going to take a while. The colection didn’t happen over night. It won’t be sorted out over night. Just doing one small job a day ads up. Yes you paid good money for those items, but if your not using them....what good are they to have?
  • Mogie Mogie on May 21, 2018
    I agree with Cheryl A. one room at a time so it isn't too overwhelming. Take EVERYTHING out and make 4 piles. Pile one is throw away junk, pile 2 donate, pile 3 stuff to keep and pile 4 is your I'm not really sure pile (you will come back to this one). Piles 1 and 2 are easy if it's junk throw out or recycle but if it has any value donate it or put into a consignment shop. Pile 3 is stuff you want to keep. Repair, iron or paint anything in this pile before putting it away in in it's spot. Pile 4 can be a hard one. After the rest is done go back thru this pile and see what you really need to keep and just repeat the process. But brutal when sorting. Don't hold onto something because it has memories. If a memory is what you want take a picture of it and then discard or donate.
  • Teacup8885 Teacup8885 on May 22, 2018
    Ask yourself, do I need this or can someone else use it!
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