How do I declutter my home quickly?


Hi,I am a tenant and the owner wants to sell the residence. Please I need as much information for quickly cleaning my home and decluttering within 2 days. Please help. Does anyone know a reasonably priced helper who can do it? I am in Melbourne Australia.Regards-Leena

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  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Apr 17, 2019

    Hi Leena, this is Peggy. Sorry you have such a short time to declutter.. I hope this helps you and remember you can do this. Try asking friends or relatives if they would pitch in (you buy the pizza). Best of luck. How to Declutter Your Home in a Weekend Without Spending a Dime ...


    Dec 13, 2017 - 2. Purge Away. I hate to break it to you, but unless you have a ... hours a week to cleaning, only to encounter mess after mess a few days later.

  • Leena Leena on Apr 17, 2019

    Thank ypu so much Peggy.

    Kind regards-Leena

  • Julie Julie on Apr 17, 2019

    We had that issue once, if you don't really have time to purge you can always move it to a location away from your home. Friends garage, or storage facility. Then you can take time to go through your items later to purge what isn't needed. Spend a day or 1/2 moving items out, then a day cleaning....

    I'm not in Australia so assist finding anyone to help. Good luck.

    • Leena Leena on Apr 18, 2019

      Hi Julie,

      Thanks for the info. Storing away is a good idea. I may have to look into a nearby place to store.

  • Penny Lynch Penny Lynch on Apr 17, 2019

    We packed things up- especially personal items, and put them in the storage unit. Make a fast run thru as you pack it up, see what you can pitch.

    My Dad had literally hundreds of books when he moved last. We packed them in boxes and put them in neat stacks in his (finished) basement- about 2' away from the wall so people could see it. It worked fine, if you have that option.

  • Leena Leena on Apr 18, 2019

    Thank you Penny. Every bit of information helps.

  • Deb K Deb K on Feb 09, 2020

    Hi Leena, pack all your personal items, anything you don't want to keep - donate, there are charities that will pick up items if you have enough for them. Also think of a quick yard sale, reach out to friends for help and to see if they are interested in items you want to get rid of. Good luck, you sure didn't get a lot of time to plan this but you got it!

  • 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. There are many places that will come to your house (veterans) and collect what you don't want.

  • Philipp Philipp on Mar 18, 2020

    Make your own categories for all the stuff you have, and then sort them by category. You can do this per room if you like. Personally, that would make it less overwhelming for me. I'd then deal with each category based on things I want to keep/still have use and then stuff that contribute to clutter and which I would rather throw away.