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4 Rules When Decluttering

Achieve an organized room with the help of these easy steps


Is your room filled with stuff that you no longer need? If you’re not using these items anymore, consider discarding these items. Organize your space with the help of these four easy rules.

Photos used in this feature by Ocs Alvarez.

Keep these tips in mind:
  • Schedule a time for decluttering.

Set a suitable time frame to segregate your stuff. Having a fixed schedule will encourage you to tidy your room. It is also advisable to declutter in small stages, either do it twice a month or every weekend.

  • Start with a designated area.

You don’t have to clean your entire room all at once! Start with your closet, then your shelves and drawers. By doing this, you are able to organize every corner of your room, without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Clear out everything.

Pull everything out of your drawers too see what you have. Assess which of your items are still necessary. After doing this, evaluate which items are still worth keeping and which ones are to be thrown away. 

RL Tip: Divide your items into two piles: “keep” or “donate." Place them in different boxes or containers.

  • Donate unused items.

If you have items in your room that you no longer use, you may choose to donate these to charity. These items may still be of use to others.

RL Tip: Donate clothes which you haven’t worn in six months or even a year. If you have clothes that no longer fit or if you have pieces that don't fit in your wardrobe, you may add these to the Donate box.

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