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Friday, January 17, 2014

Organizing Ideas for the Weekend: Decluttering Tips




Happy Friday!  Ready for another organizing idea for your weekend?

Today I'm sharing some ideas to help you declutter this weekend. I'm so inspired by all the decluttering happening in the 365 Items in 365 Days Challenge and I want to encourage more of you to take some time to declutter your homes. 

Even if you don't think you've got a clutter problem, if you want to organize your home in 2014, or take on any organizing projects this weekend, it's important to declutter first.  No sense organizing stuff you don't need, use, or love!  And it will make organizing so much easier :)

Check out these great decluttering ideas!


  • First off, my favourite organizer, Peter Walsh, is back at it again this January with his #31Days2GetOrganized series.  He shares a great 1-2 minute video each morning introducing the 10 minute decluttering/organizing challenge for the day.  Even if you're busy, you can squeeze in a 10-minute challenge :)  I've been sharing his videos on Facebook every day, but I know not all of you see what I share there, so I wanted to highlight the series here too.  Check out his Facebook page (below) for all the challenges so far and then check back every day for the rest of the month!

Peter Walsh


  • If you're struggling to get rid of items you don't use, here's a way to make it a bit easier on yourself.

    I Dream of Clean


    • If you're not sure what all the decluttering fuss is about, here's a great explanation of how stuff equals time.  Having more stuff takes up more of your time.  And getting rid of stuff frees up more time.  I like that math :)  Because who doesn't want more time, right?!

    Simplify 101

    • If you'd like help decluttering gadgets and small appliances, avoid overly specialized products.  More on that in the link below.  

    Oregon Live: Clutter Tip of the Week

    • Looking for advice to reduce paper clutter in your home?  Here's a great post to give you some ideas.

    Andrea Dekker

    • If you'd like to declutter you wardrobe, here's a great series of tips to help you create a "capsule wardrobe".  {This post is about shoes, but in the first sentence there are links to the other posts on wardrobe basics and accessories}


    The Minimalist Mom


    Don't forget to join the 365 Items in 365 Days Facebook group for lots of decluttering inspiration as we each work on decluttering an average of one item per day!

    You can check out more decluttering ideas in my 31 Days of Easy Decluttering series.





    And of course you can always find decluttering ideas on my Decluttering / Purging Tips & Ideas board on Pinterest.




    Which area of your home are you going to declutter this weekend? What type of clutter do you have the hardest time parting with? 


    Happy organizing and have a great weekend!




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    10 comments:

    1. Great resources! Thanks! As a time strategy visionary, I particularly appreciated that "stuff equals time". I recently hired a professional stylist to help with my wardrobe - and I can heartily attest to the fact that it is super easy to get dressed now! My entire closet consists of clothing capsules - saving me time, money, and space!

      I'm looking forward to getting to know you better through the SITS Tribe!

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      1. Thanks Lisa! That sounds wonderful to have a stylist help you so much. I'm looking forward to getting to know you more too :)

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    2. I'm a fan of the capsule wardrobe. I make sure I choose pieces that are neutral, classic and work in more than one season. I then add pizzazz with accessories!

      I look forward to getting to know you better through our SITS tribe!

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      1. Sounds like you're a pro with the capsule wardrobe Pam! I look forward to getting to know you better too :)

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    3. Hi Hilda,

      Another wonderful Organizing Ideas for the Weekend. I never fail to take away some bit of inspiration from these posts.

      It looks like we're in the same Tribe on SITS, can't wait to get know you a little better.

      Wishing you a wonderful Monday,

      Alli

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      1. Thanks Alli. I think it's great that we're in the same tribe! Have a great week :)

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    4. Hi Hilda!

      Stopping in to say hi! Looking forward to our new tribe :)

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      1. Thanks for stopping by Jennifer! I look forward to getting to know you too :)

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    5. Hi Hilda! Loving these ideas and resources. Like Pam, I love the capsule wardrobe. I've been in a "black" phase for a while but learning how much I can do with a few basic pieces and lots of fun accessories.

      I am going to have to check out Peter Walsh's daily video tips. I used to love watching his tv show.

      Looking forward to getting to know you in our SITS Tribe!

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      1. Hi Bonnie! Accessories are great to give a basic wardrobe some pizzazz. Hope you enjoy the Peter Walsh videos... he's so excited about organizing it's contagious! I look forward to getting to know you better too :)

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    I love hearing from my readers! This is a great place to ask questions, answer questions, and share your organizing tips. Thank you so much for commenting! I look forward to getting to know you better :)