5 Things To Declutter This Long Weekend

How often do you clean these spots?

Photography: @emilyjmead via Instagram and Vincent Coscolluela (Main Photo)

How are you spending your extra day? While holding movie marathons and sleeping in are your top priorities, it might be smart to find a window in your schedule to tidy your home—even if it is just a tiny nook. To give you an idea, here are some things you can start with:

1. Junk Drawer

Whether we admit it or not, we all have one in our homes that are filled with the most random items. Try to see if there are still things that you need lurking in there or if it is time to finally empty it out.

2. Cupboard

Did you know that even dry and canned goods can go bad? Take the time to take out everything from your pantry and throw out anything that might be unsafe. Make sure to declutter expired items, donate items you no longer need and stock up on your essentials.

3. Bookshelves

If we’re being honest, almost everyone owns books they’ll never read. It’s time to share these gifts to other bookworms by donating them. Let your library breathe by getting rid of some of the titles you’ve collected over the years.

READ: 5 Useful Tricks For Decluttering Books

4. Study or work desk

It’s safe to say we're more productive when working on a clear space. To achieve that, go through all your drawers and folders—you never know, it might be time to get rid of all the outdated papers and old handouts!

5. Makeup drawer

No matter how much you love a product, chances are, constant use can cause them to expire quicker. Weed out any makeup products that might have already gone bad to avoid skin irritation and allergies. 

HOW-TO: Tidy Your Vanity—The Konmari Way

Ready to start tidying your home? These products might just help make the task a lot easier: 

Wall Organizer, P599, H&M Home Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City 


Callie Glass Display Boxes, price available upon request, Pottery Barn L/G Central Square, Bonifacio High Street


Metal Wire Basket, P1, 490, H&M Home Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City

More on

5 Simple Chores To Accomplish Over The Long Weekend

6 Easy Home Updates that You Can Do this Long Weekend

5 Organizing Tricks that You Should Do This Weekend


Latest Stories

This Lady's Closet Is 3,000 Square Feet In Size

Would you believe this enormous closet has three floors of designer bags and clothes, and a champagne bar, too?

The Birdhouse in El Nido Is A Paradise on Its Own

Elevate your island experience in this boutique glamping hotel that offers not just a breathtaking view, but a close encounter with nature, too

Take A Peek Inside The Beach Houses and Resorts Owned by Celebs

These relaxing sanctuaries are perfect for well-deserved vacations

The Multitasking Kitchen Appliance You Need at Home

With this on your countertop, you can accomplish tons of tasks in a breeze

We’ve Discovered 5 New Stores for Your Plant Needs

Tap the Instagram icon on your phone and give these shops a follow

There’s More To This Mysterious Island Than The Moriones Festival

Many visit Marinduque for its famous Holy Week festival, but the MIMAROPA island is a treasure trove of heritage homes, artistry, and delicious food.

8 Cultural Spots in Negros You Can Visit This Summer

This Southern region holds many (sweet!) surprises such as a bakery in a centuries-old building and an art gallery in an ancestral house

Get Fresh, Tropical-Filipino Inspiration From This Store

These pieces will remind you of nostalgic summers in your lolo and lola's home

5 Ways To Redecorate Your Home Without Shopping

For starters, you can try these pro-approved tips

Avoid A High Electricity Bill This Summer While Keeping Your Home Cool

You don't need to leave the AC unit turned on 24/7

How I Moved Out of the Family Home and Survived Living Alone

A young photojournalist shares the triumphs and struggles of living independently

This House in Pasig Has Been Under Renovation For Years

Architect Pierre Briones transformed a dated property into a stunning home filled with wooden touches, designer pieces, and handpicked accessories
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!