A Simple Shortcut To Clear The Clutter

Dated: 02/22/2017

Views: 95

If you find yourself surrounded by seemingly endless piles of clutter all the time — from old magazines, to empty envelopes to the recycling and more — you might be in need of a shortcut to help you cut the clutter out of your life. This simple solution might not seem like much, but it could be the trick you've needed to fit your lifestyle.

(Image credit: Jacqueline Marque)

Keep a small trashcan, recycling bin or container in every room of your home

That might seem like a lot of trashcans, perhaps even unnecessarily so, but just hear me out. Maybe decluttering and keeping your life free of unneeded things is more about making the process as uncomplicated and friction-less as possible. Maybe you let clutter stack up around the house too much because you simply can't get into the habit of bring stuff to the recycling bin or trashcan. (Or maybe if you get distracted on your way to toss things out). Maybe you skip getting to tasks you need to get to because you've got to get over the tossing out hump first.

Not trash or recycling that's cluttering up your life? Then, you can translate this simple shortcut idea to have back-home baskets in each room (containers in each room that you toss items that don't belong in the space to be brought back to their real homes later). Or, if your clutter goal is to reduce the amount of stuff you have, period, this idea would work with outboxes (boxes where you stash items you don't need that you want to donate or give away) too!

The trick for making this work (and to avoid the containers becoming clutter piles themselves) is scheduling a consistent time each week to deal with each bin, back-home basket or outbox. This may seem excessive but like all things, it just takes some time to get used to. 

For more tips and tricks, sign up for my monthly newsletter, the link is down below! 



Life is a 24 hour business, getting married or divorced, having kids or adopting,

downsizing or upgrading, starting a new career or retiring, and moving to a different

state or country. There’s a home for every stage in your life. Let me help make your life easier.

Denver CO Homes for Sale – Wan Lim, Associate Broker/ Realtor

Your local realtor serving Cherry Creek, Centennial, Denver and the

surrounding communities. Purchasing a home is not easy, but it can be

with me! I will work tirelessly with investors, buyers and sellers to 

save you time and money but most importantly to get you into the 

home of your dreams! Call Wan Lim anytime at (303) 910-0818

eNewsletter Sign Up

Blog author image

Wan Lim

My name is Wan, I am passionate and driven to help everyone I can in buying and selling real estate. Just a little bit about me, I graduated Colorado State University with a degree in Hospitality Mana....

Want to Advertise on this Site?

Latest Blog Posts

6 Things To Know When You Relocate To Denver

Denver has so much to offer and the world is on to all the greatness Denver provides to families, singles, young, old, internationals, and a variety of industries and demographics.  Here are

Read More

Beautiful Knolls West Townhome

7106 S Knolls WayCentennial, CO 80122Knolls West Townhomes SouthGlennFantastic townhome! Clean and inviting in highly desirable location, popular Knolls West Townhome Community! Walking &

Read More

HUTCHINSON HEIGHTS Open House

Bring your rackets! You must see this large, beautifully maintained home that backs to a park with public tennis courts! Aurora's Hutchinson Heights neighborhood is centrally located,

Read More

What Is APR Or ARMS Quick Explanation

The annual percentage rate (or APR) is the amount of interest on your total loan amount that you'll pay annually (averaged over the full term of the loan). A lower APR could translate to lower

Read More