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17 little tricks to declutter your home in five minutes

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton
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Every little helps and we're going to prove that today by sharing some ultra-quick decluttering tips that really will all add up to a perfectly tidy, well organised and delightful home.

You might not think that five minutes here and there can make a big difference, but professional cleaners will tell you that it really can. Once you see how clean and fresh your home is, you'll agree that five-minute decluttering is the way forward.

We don't want you to languish in messy living rooms or feel bogged down by cluttered bathrooms, so let's see what a big difference just five minutes can make!

1. Show people where useful cupboards are so they can contribute. A five minute tour is all you need

2. Designate a place for magazines and newspapers

 Household by homify
homify

Wire Magazine Rack

homify

3. Only start with one room or area

 Corridor & hallway by CO:interior
CO:interior

Медовая геометрия_прихожая в современном стиле

CO:interior

4. Clear a shelf. Yes, just one shelf!

5. Clear a counter if you're getting the hang of quick decluttering

Kitchen : mediterranean Kitchen by TG Studio
TG Studio

Kitchen

TG Studio

7. Stand and visualise how you want the room to look before you start

8. Create a 'maybe' box of things you might throw away or keep

9. Write a 30-day plan for turning your home around

10. Donate extra items to charity by taking them to the shop yourself

scandinavian Living room by Bellarte interior studio
Bellarte interior studio

Проект Морской бриз

Bellarte interior studio

11. Set up a simple filing system for bills and other important household paperwork

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Design Letters

Design Letters

Design Letters

12. Learn to love an uncluttered look by looking at pictures of clear rooms

13. Start with one drawer and really go for it!

NEW! 2015 Kitchen: PORTLAND + ARCOS: scandinavian Kitchen by Schmidt Palmers Green
Schmidt Palmers Green

NEW! 2015 Kitchen: PORTLAND + ARCOS

Schmidt Palmers Green

14. Tidy under your bed

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Rebel Walls

Frost Leaf

Rebel Walls

15. Research minimalist design for motivation

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XUL Architecture

Abbots Gardens, N2

XUL Architecture

16. Alphabetise one work space

Design Letters: scandinavian Study/office by Design Letters
Design Letters

Design Letters

Design Letters

17. Clean out the medicine cabinet and get rid of anything past its best before date

Long Crendon: scandinavian Bathroom by MailenDesign
MailenDesign

Long Crendon

MailenDesign

For more decluttering tips, take a look at this Ideabook: 16 Things You MUST Avoid When Home Decluttering.

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