Decluttering is something that many of us are constantly trying to do, and it can be difficult to really sort out what it is that we need to do and how we want to make it happen. The fact of the matter is, there are a lot of things that can help the decluttering process.

1. Sort through mail regularly. Sorting through the mail can be a bit of a task, but if you keep up with it at least once a week, you can prevent clutter and make sure that you’ve got everything in order.

2. Don’t keep physical pictures anymore. There are so many ways to keep pictures other than physical options, so why not look at what you can do in order to reduce the number of physical pictures you have in your home.

3. Have a space to put shoes and coats. Having a place where shoes and coats go can be a big first step in keeping your home tidy and decluttered. Put up a coat rack and a shoe cubby and start using it.

4. Don’t let the trash pile up. Sometimes, it can be hard to get ourselves in gear to ensure that we’ve got everything in order in regards to our trash. Don’t let trash pile up – instead, take it out or take it to the dump when you’ve filled up a bag.

5. Have a Storage Shed. Take some time to find public storage near me and then use that space for items that you may only use occasionally, like winter clothes or picnic tables.

6. Organize your garage. If you’re like many people, your garage is probably one of the most cluttered spaces in your home. Find a way to organize tools, clean up everything that needs to be cleaned up and see how much better you feel.

7. Help your kids to pick which toys they want to keep. There are so many toys that your kids have – and some of them never get played with. Help them to figure out which they want to keep and which they want to give away to declutter somewhat.

8. Figure out which books you want to give away. Do you have a lot of books? How many of them have you ever read or do you plan on reading? If there are some books that just sit on your shelves, it may be time to give some of them away.

9. Do the dishes! Dishes pile up all over the house – that’s fairly common for many of us. Do the dishes regularly (nightly, if that’ll help) and your home will feel much less cluttered.

10. Be consistent. Above all else, you need to be consistent with what you’re doing to declutter. It’ll make it easier and you’ll save a lot of time when all is said and done.

Decluttering can be difficult, but as you sort out what you need to do, you’ll find that you’re much better off and that your home is going to be a little bit easier to take care of and work with – and that’s the most important thing to be able to do in the long run.