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You Ask, We Answer: How Can I De-Clutter for Spring?
The “Grab 1 Bag” Method
This first method Kuper recommends is probably one you’ve employed before: Simply grab one garbage bag and move your way around the house, filling it with items that haven’t yet made it to the trash (or recycling), but should. This is a great way to do a “sweep” —a generalized first step toward decluttering. Once you clear your home of items that you really no longer need, you can start to see other items in your home that may be taking up precious space or creating low-level stress in your day-to-day existence.
The “Fill 4 Bags” Method
Make It a 12-12-12 Day
Need proof of how effective this method is? Take a pic of a high traffic room—like the living room or another room where your family tends to gather—before you begin, and one after. Note the difference, then pat yourself on the back for your good work.
1 Item in 1 Day
Lastly, we really like the idea of never leaving a room empty handed. If you’re getting up from the living couch, try to notice if there’s anything that can be thrown out, recycled, or even brought to the dishwasher. Mindfulness around clutter will help you keep it to a bare minimum, all year long.