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Guest post by Alice Robertson of

A cluttered space looks smaller and can cause anxiety, making your home less of a soothing oasis and more of a stress-inducing mess. You can help restore order to your house and create a calming environment by decluttering at least once per year—for example, when you complete your spring cleaning. Read on to find out how to get it done.

Create a Plan for Decluttering

A structured approach will ensure efficiency and avoid frustration

  • Get the tools you’ll need for decluttering, like a mask, gloves, and plastic bags.
  • Plan out a room-by-room strategic approach for decluttering your home.
  • Categorize belongings according to what you’ll do with them—keep, donate, trash, or sell. Color-coded post-its can help.

Implement an Organization System for Belongings You Plan to Keep

Keep future clutter in check with these practical organization tips

  • Make the most of vertical space to give yourself more storage options.
  • Consider transforming a garage or unused garden shed into an additional storage area if you have more items than your home can fit.
  • Use budget-friendly tips to make your kids’ rooms more organized.
  • Invest in various types of organizers to make the most of your space.
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Get Help When Needed

Decluttering can be a big job. These professionals can help.

  • Search for furniture movers near me via Angi to find people who are able to lift large and heavy items for you.
  • Hire a professional cleaning service to spruce your space once the clutter is gone. Confessions of a Cleaning Lady provides a free cost calculator to estimate expenses.
  • Find a storage unit in your area to keep things that no longer fit in your home but that you aren’t ready to get rid of.
  • As you remove clutter, you may notice elements of your home that could use fixing. Find a local handyman to get the job done.

Decluttering is a big job, but you don’t have to do it alone. Hire professionals like the ones described above and follow these tips to make it easier. You’ll then have a clutter-free home that’s ready for relaxation.