How do I begin cleaning and organizing my house/garage?


Where does a person start with disorganization mess in house and garage?

  10 answers
  • Lucky Home Today Lucky Home Today on Aug 21, 2019

    Pick a room, divide it into 4 sections and start tackling it. As you get a space organized, keep it up by committing 10 to 15 minutes a day ensuring there is no re-piling of stuff. Little accomplishments leads to completed goals!

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Aug 21, 2019

    I would make three sets of boxes or three sets of clean large trash bags or clean boxes:

    1.) Donate

    2.) Sell

    3.) Keep

    Touch everything only once.

    Be careful about getting too emotional about things and

    remind yourself that you’ve had years to do this and

    if you have not worn that piece of clothing in 2 years, or used to that coffee cup in 2 years, it’s time for it to go.

  • Gk Gk on Aug 21, 2019

    One room at a time! Once closet at a time! One dresser at a time! Make sure whatever you decide is to be thrown away actually gets thrown away and not stored in the garage!

  • Hi Jane - This is one of my favorite articles on cleaning, organizing and decluttering. It really breaks down the steps of the process, and even includes an interview with TV show Hoarders star Matt Paxton. Hope this helps! Hugs, Holly

    PS - We have a FREE eBook with recipes for all of my homemade and all-natural cleaners. You can download it here -->

  • 4637385 4637385 on Aug 26, 2019

    here are some great ideas from pinterest to help you get started:


  • Betsy Betsy on Dec 17, 2019

    Hi Jane: Decide what you want to keep, what you can incorporate (that 1/2 bottle of shampoo and that 1/3 bottle) things that you haven't used in over a year, the clothes you will never fit in again, things you can donate, things just to throw out, things to put on Freecycle.Org or (very cool sites, people will come and get anything!) Just be ruthless with some stuff, that foam ball has absolutely no sentimental value, but someone will want it, so Freecycle it! My theory is for everything I bring into my house, 2 things have to go out, whether donated or trashed. Good luck

  • Deb K Deb K on Feb 01, 2020

    Hi Jane, here are a few links that should help guide you in your large endeavor, one for the garage

    and for the house, hope they help you

  • Deb K Deb K on Feb 09, 2020

    Hi Jane, I fully understand how overwhelming this can be, I am in the process of getting set to do a large purge of our house and garage, one thing to remember is, it took years to accumulate, you will need time to reduce it, I plant to start in the house, sort and donate everything i can, puts items aside for a garage sale, and sell what I can through online sales. Rest frequently and take breaks when it seems too over whelming. In the house start with one room, and finish it before moving to the next, hope this helps you a bit!  You got this!!

  • Homeroad Homeroad on Feb 13, 2020

    You need 3 bins, 1 for donate, 1 for keep, and 1 for trash. Start by deciding if you love it or not, if you do you keep it, if you can do without it then donate it.

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