With this Declutter Your Home Checklist Binder, you will be able to declutter your home with confidence because you already have a plan right on your fingertips!
When you’re too busy to declutter
Not everybody can spare the whole weekend or even one hour or two each day just for decluttering.
When you are juggling work, preparing dinner, washing clothes, with kids screaming in the background, it feels like there’s barely any time left for anything else, much more for decluttering.
But your closet is overflowing, the living room is like a war zone of toys, and you can’t find what you need in the cupboard to prepare dinner!
If only all these things can be put in order, your daily routine will feel much easier, and it will take less time to get things done.
You’ll even have time to play with your kids, and to read your favorite book!
If only you have the time to declutter.
But actually… you do.
The 15-minute clutter cure
Forget the one hour per day declutter, or the whole day weekend declutter! You can declutter your home by taking only 15 minutes everyday!
Tackle just one category each day – like socks only – focus on that for 15 minutes of your time.
I guarantee… this will work! Just promise me one thing.
You be consistent.
And by consistent I mean do it daily.
That’s how you attack that piles of clutter!
Your Decluttering Plan
Now that you know that you can declutter in just 15 minutes a day, all that is left is a doable plan. A plan that lays out every stuff that you need to declutter, and shows you the process that you need to go through to decide – which ones deserve to be kept, and which ones must go.
You don’t have to list down every stuff there is. We’ve already done that for you in the Declutter Your Home Checklist Binder!
What is the Declutter Your Home Checklist Binder?
The Declutter Your Home Checklist Binder is a collection of checklists for 82 item categories to declutter in your home.
By focusing on just one kind of item everyday, decluttering won’t feel overwhelming! It also feels easier because you’re only focused on just one type and not many things at random.
More importantly, you can complete it in just 15 minutes a day!
The checklist provides you the step-by-step process to follow when you declutter. Each item has its own checklist to guide you.
How to Use the Declutter Your Home Checklist Binder
The Declutter Your Home Checklist Binder is divided into four rooms or areas as follows:
- Pantry, Kitchen & Dining Room
- Living Room & Linen Closet
Each area comes with a Quick Declutter Checklist that lists the sub-areas and individual item categories that you will commonly find in that room or area.
Let’s take an example from the bathroom.
Bathroom Declutter Checklist
In the first part of the checklist, the areas are specified. Focus on one area at a time. Then when you’re done with that, check that off, and move on to the next area.
The second part focuses on the different item categories that you will commonly find in the bathroom.
Tackle one item at a time. Each category also has a corresponding checklist for it – with the step-by-step decluttering process in it.
Let’s take Hair Care Products for example.
Hair Care Products Decluter Checklist
Get the checklist, and go through it as you go through with all your hair care products.
Steps 1 & 2
First, you will gather all your hair care products, then select those that need to be get rid of.
Next, you are asked to specify the place where you’re going to keep your hair care supplies.
This part is very important. So make sure you specify the place indeed, and write it down!
Doing so will make it clear to you where you must place your hair care items when you’re not yet using them. This gives this set of items its permanent place in your home, which is vital in keeping clutter from coming back.
You don’t want your home to get cluttered again after you’ve done much effort decluttering! Giving a specific place for each item in your home is key to maintaining an organized home.
Steps 4 & 5
After that, you are asked how you will organize your hair care products. That again, is also important because you will determine how you should organize these items.
Will you put your hair care products in a drawer and use mini organizers to separate the shampoo from the conditioner? Or will you just place them altogether in a bag and hang them at the back of your bathroom door?
You decide what’s the best organization idea that will work for your stuff.
Steps 6 to 8
Finally, you will now arrange the hair care items that you decided to keep. And then, remove whatever it is that doesn’t fit in that space anymore.
This is another very important step because in here you may realize that what you’ve decided to keep is still beyond what you can accommodate. Means you need to get rid of stuff some more, until what you’re keeping do fit the space that you’ve provided for it.
Lastly, you get to decide what to do with the items that you’ve decluttered. Will you give them away? Are you going to repurpose the others? Is the trash the best place for them now?
Again, you decide.
Check it off!
When you’re done with the checklist, it means you’re done going through its group of items. Check that hair care product portion in the Quick Declutter Checklist.
And that’s one less clutter to think of… one step closer to a clutter-free home!
Do it again!
The next day, do it again with another item.
Keep doing it until you finish the entire room’s checklist. And then, do it again with another room, until you finish going through the entire Declutter Your Home Checklist Binder!
What if 15 minutes is not enough for one category?
Don’t stress yourself out. Simply continue with that category the next day – for another 15 minutes!
Here is the complete list of the items that you will find in the Declutter Your Home Checklist Binder. Again, each item has its own checklist.
- Hair care products
- Dental care products
- Hair brush & comb
- Skin care products
- Hair accessories for adult
- Shaving products
- Hair accessories for kids
- Makeup products
- Hair appliances
- Makeup brushes
- Nail polish
- Product samples & travel-sized items
- Medicines, supplements & first-aid kit
- Kids’ bath toys
- Shower curtain
- Cleaning supplies
- Cleaning tools
- Shirts & tops
- Pants, jeans & shorts
- Sweater & sweatshirts
- Coats & jackets
- Winter gears
- Dresses & formal wear
- Tie, belts, scarves
- Glasses & sunglasses
- Handbags & purses
- Inside of handbags & purses
- Inside of wallet
- Personal care items in bedroom
Pantry, kitchen & dining Room
- Serving dishes
- Coffee mugs
- Water bottles
- Food storage containers
- Pots and pans
- Pot holders& oven mitts
- Small kitchen appliances
- Kitchen towels
- Kitchen wraps
- Plastic grocery bags
- Reusable shopping bags
- Fine china & silver
- Kitchen decor
- Canned goods
- Other shelf-stable foods
- Foods in the fridge
- Frozen foods
Living room & linen closet
- Board games for adult
- Board games for kids
- Movie collection for adult
- Movie collection for kids
- Music collection for adult
- Music collection for kids
- Video games & other electronics
- Stuffed animals
- Toy sets
- Toy containers
- Sheets & pillowcases
- Blankets & comforters
Some categories need more clarity on how much to keep
Sometimes you need to sit down and really itemize your stuff to get more clarity on how much you really need to keep.
One good example is hair accessories. So instead of just one page for hair accessories, I added another just to make things clear.
You’ll find this second page in some categories of the Declutter Your Home Checklist Binder.
When you buy the Declutter Your Home Checklist Binder today, you’ll get entitled to ALL its updates in the future – FREE of charge!