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15 easy peasy ways to declutter your home (and mind)

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton
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There's a lot to be said for embracing some healthy decluttering on a regular basis. However, if you have no idea where to begin, we've done all the hard work for you and pulled together 15 fantastic tips.

The way we see it is, why bother creating a stunning home with furnishings any interior designer would be proud of, if you're not going to strive to keep it as fresh and usable as possible? 

With that in mind, take a look at our top tips and see if your kitchen, living room, or every room in your home for that matter, could be due a little simplification! 

1. Making your bed every morning will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to face the day. It will also be a delight to get into at night!

2. Don't procrastinate and tackle one minute tasks straight away, such as emptying rubbish bins

Inspiration: modern Study/office by Korbo
Korbo

Inspiration

Korbo

3. Don't overload spaces with cushions and textiles if they don't need them. You'll end up feeling claustrophobic

Green Retrofit, Lambourn Road: modern Study/office by Granit Architects
Granit Architects

Green Retrofit, Lambourn Road

Granit Architects

4. Clear both email and physical junk mail daily to leave you feeling more free

classic Study/office by homify
homify

Home Office

homify

5. Keep worktops clear and ready to use. Needing to constantly clean surfaces before using them will drive you crazy

Wickham House: modern Kitchen by C7 architects
C7 architects

Wickham House

C7 architects

6. Don't leave dishes in the sink. Either wash them straight away or load them into a dishwasher out of sight

Lucky 4 Ranch: rustic Kitchen by Uptic Studios
Uptic Studios

Lucky 4 Ranch

Uptic Studios

7. Leaving place settings on your dining table will always look messy and cluttered. Only lay the table when you're about to eat

Vinegar Hill Apartment: modern Dining room by General Assembly
General Assembly

Vinegar Hill Apartment

General Assembly

8. Letting magazines and newspapers pile up is a huge mistake. Clear your living room every day and pop old issues in the recycling bin

Laurelhurst Carriage House: modern Living room by PATH Architecture
PATH Architecture

Laurelhurst Carriage House

PATH Architecture

9. Have a monthly audit of your closet so you'll become less prone to hoarding and clutter

Master Bedroom: modern Bedroom by Collective Works
Collective Works

Master Bedroom

Collective Works

10. If you're going to start making your bed every day, picking clothes up off the floor shouldn't be too much of a stretch! It will make your bedroom far more relaxing

Sundown, Widemouth Bay, Cornwall: modern Bedroom by The Bazeley Partnership
The Bazeley Partnership

Sundown, Widemouth Bay, Cornwall

The Bazeley Partnership

11. Having a hallway home for coats and shoes will help compartmentalise everything (as long as everyone uses it)

12. When you get up put of a chair, plump the cushions so it's nice to get back into later and looks good in the meantime. Little things make such a difference!

Indie Style Interiors - all season living with style: eclectic Living room by Indie Style Interiors
Indie Style Interiors

Indie Style Interiors—all season living with style

Indie Style Interiors

13. Don't leave muddy footprints to linger in your hallway. Tackle them straight away and they won't play on your mind

Penthouse, Zurich:  Corridor & hallway by Dyer-Smith Frey
Dyer-Smith Frey

Penthouse, Zurich

Dyer-Smith Frey

14. Clean out your pantry, cupboards and fridge once a week to ensure everything is in date and ready to use

in-toto Amersham: modern Kitchen by in-toto Amersham
in-toto Amersham

in-toto Amersham

in-toto Amersham

15. Before you go to bed in the evening, do a quick sweep of the house and look for anything that's out of place so you can fix it and enjoy a relaxed sleep

For more life-improving tips, take a look at this Ideabook: Interior Design Choices That Are Making Your Life Harder.

Which ideas will help you stay on top of things?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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