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How to Calm the Clutter

by House of Area Rugs 

It’s amazing how quick things start to accumulate over time. Whether you have children or you live alone, it’s easy to take up extra room for things. Over time, the rooms in the house become more crowded and cluttered. If you don’t do something about it soon, you will be overwhelmed with the clutter. Just looking at the clutter can be upsetting and have a negative effect on your mood in the room. Now it’s time to calm the clutter and feel good about the room again. Here are some ways to de-clutter the room.

Call a family meeting together and let them know that you have a plan to get rid of the clutter and you are going to need some help.

If they choose to help you then they can have a say so as to what goes and what stays in their room.

If you have to do it on your own then you will have complete control over what stays and what goes.


Everything has a place.

man carrying over full cardboard box You may not see it now but this is very true.

You need to spend a few days taking one room a day to put everything in its place. This is the best place to start with de-cluttering. If you can’t find a place for something in the room then create a “miscellaneous” place for those items. It can be a basket or a container. Once you have spent days putting everything in its place you will be able to get a grip on the clutter and begin to organize.

If something doesn’t belong in the house anymore or if you can no longer wear it or use it anymore then toss it and rid your home of it forever.

If things need to be stored, then spend a little money and purchase plastic storage containers. These containers keep out the mildew smell as well as moths that sometimes nest in piles of clothes. Write on the front and the top of the container what is inside so you know at a glance and you don’t need to spend countless hours going through each box to find one item.

Keep it going.

When you spent all your time ridding the clutter you hope that it was enough of an inconvenience to keep the organization up every time you bring something new into the house.

Everything that you bring into the house needs to go directly to its proper place. A few more minutes of putting something a way is not that much to ask and you will be glad you did it.

Remember to keep only the things that you need in each room. For example, living room items need to stay in the living room. Bedroom items need to stay in the bedroom. Family rooms should be for games and other things that you can do together as a family. 

lady carrying box of items

Once you are done in each room, give each room an instant face lift by adding area rugs. You have the room picked up and organized. You can spend tons of money painting the walls, redecorating the room or you can place modern rugs down to give an instant improvement to each room.

Organization will soon catch on and the entire family will be helping before you know it. De-cluttering the home doesn’t cost you a thing but a little bit of time. If you have little ones in the house, turn it into a game.






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