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There’s something magical about the start of a new year that ignites a desire for self-improvement. Aside from my New Year’s resolutions, I always prioritize a comprehensive home overhaul. Rather than waiting for spring cleaning, entering a new year with a clutter-free home contributes significantly to a clear mind and overall well-being. It’s a lifestyle choice that fosters productivity, tranquility, and overall well-being, which is why I firmly believe that your home should be your personal sanctuary. If you are ready to leave messy drawers and overflowing closets behind, you have come to the right place. I’ll be sharing my creative solutions and organizing tips to help you achieve a space that sparks joy, so you can achieve your dream space in the new year.

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The Closet

1. One-In, One-Out Rule

Admittedly, the closet is where I struggle the most when it comes to maintenance. If you are a certified fashion addict like me, you might also suffer from a seemingly endless influx of clothing and accessories. If this is the case, I want to introduce the one-in, one-out rule. To be more conscious of what you invest in, implement a policy of bringing in a new item only when an old one is leaving. This helps maintain a balanced and clutter-free environment.

2. Rotate Your Wardrobe Seasonally

Although it requires a bit more work and effort, I highly suggest you rotate your wardrobe seasonally. This means putting away all sweaters and heavy parkas once spring rolls around. But don’t just toss them in the corner of your closet. Invest in organizational tools such as acrylic shoe boxes, stackable sweater storage, and garment bags to ensure your prized possessions stay in shape for years down the road.

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3. Invest in Storage Solutions

The kitchen is one of the places in the home where things can pile up in a blink of an eye. When it comes to a new year clean out, I suggest tackling each section one-by-one. For the pantry and refrigerator, remove everything and toss away any expired ingredients to free up space. From there, sort all your dried goods into pantry jars and your refrigerated food into plastic bins and organizers.

4. Label Everything

If you really want to take your organization skills up a level, do yourself a favor and invest in a label maker. Whether you are tagging all dried food storage containers or tacking on the expiration date in clear print, these easy-to-read labels make everything from cooking to cleaning a much easier process.

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The Living Room & Bedroom

5. Clear Surfaces

For our family, the living room and bedrooms are where we spend much of our time, which means these spaces are quick to become unruly. To start the new year off on the right foot, clear the surfaces of all bedside tables, coffee tables, and dressers. Invest in a few storage bins to tuck away the remnants into cabinets and drawers, organizing each by category. For instance, these board game bins are something I never knew I needed in my life.

6. Organize All Tech

Don’t stop there! Be sure to take special care when it comes to organizing all your tech gear. There are cable organizer pouches to ensure each and every charging cable and cord has a place. When it comes to plugged in devices, neatly tuck away the wires out of sight with reusable cable ties.

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Everywhere Else

7. Create a Home for Everything

I have made sure to instill this within my family and it has been a game changer in terms of keeping our home relatively clutter-free. Simply ensure everything has a home. No matter what it is or what room you are in, every item should have a place to live. For instance, all of our extra bathroom linens are tucked away into the hall closet and all workout gear is located in a basket in a different closet. It’s important to make sure everyone in the household is on the same page so all items can be put back in the proper place after every use.

8. Use the KonMari Method

Follow Marie Kondo’s philosophy of keeping only those items that spark joy. Hold each item in your hands and ask yourself if it brings happiness. If not, it might be time to let it go. At the end of the day, items you aren’t using or “saving for rainy day” only create unnecessary clutter and chances are, if you don’t have a need for it now, you probably won’t in the future.

Do you have any organizing tips that help to keep your household clutter-free?

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