40 Ingenious Ways To De-Clutter Your Entire Life

Girls… It is time to get ruthless! This is 40 Ingenious Ways To De-Clutter Your Entire Life 1. When buying electronics, download the manual and store it in the cloud. If you’re positive you won’t be returning it, you can safely discard the manual. Uploading an electronic copy to the virtual cloud of your choice keeps you covered in case the manufacturer stops producing the item and takes the manual down from its site. 2. Enlist the rule of five every time you clean Whenever you’re cleaning a room, get rid of at least five items whether it’s a piece of trash, an old magazine, or just something you haven’t used in ages. 3. Velcro your remotes to the side of the coffee table or your TV. 4. Hang your bags with shower curtain hooks. The hooks take up less space than hangers. And it’s a great way to compartmentalize the things in your closet that don’t have a place — scarves, belts, socks. 5. Utilize your under-desk space. It’s a great place to keep organized baskets. 6. Make the kids a stuffed animal pen with bungee cords. They’re easier to find, easier to put away. And your child gets a kick out of having a zoo-like pen for all the stuffed animals. 7. When cleaning the bedroom, always make the bed first. There are a myriad of reasons. 1) It serves as a mission control center for organizing and folding, 2) you’ll be less likely to climb into bed and take a nap in the middle of your cleaning ses, and 3) your messy stuff will look weird and out of place once the bed is all neat. 8. On a super-hot day, clean out your fridge and freezer. It’ll feel less like work and more like a treat. 9. Limit your closet to 40 hangers. Or follow this flow chart. You could also cut down your closet by 25% by asking yourself this one question: “If I were shopping right this second, would I buy this?” If the answer is no, out it goes. Sometimes you need hard-and-fast rules to keep organized. 10. Corral cords with a sock. 11. Use compartmentalized boxes for small things you need to keep organized, like batteries. 12. Declutter your Facebook feed. Tip #1: When you see pesty updates from Candy Crush or Spotify that you seriously could care less about hover your mouse over the post and click “Hide all stories from” Tip #2: Make friend lists. Only follow your close friends. This also comes in handy later on when you want to post an event or news item that you only want your legit pals to see. 13. Fold your bedsheets up and stuff them in a matching pillowcase. 14. Employ the “Crap Basket” system for your family. Everyone gets a crap basket. If you see or collect anyone’s crap throughout the house, it goes in that person’s basket. And then they’re responsible for putting it back into their rooms. 15. Hang your mail holder on the side of a table or kitchen counter. It’ll keep the clutter off your precious visible surfaces. 16. Always open your mail next to the recycling bin so you can immediately purge unwanted junk mail. 17. Hang your lesser used cords on Command hooks on the inside of your cupboards. Command hooks really are magical. 18. For the garage or backyard, hang a basket so you can wrap the hose around it and keep the sprinkler inside the bucket. 19. Run a power strip through the back of a nightstand so you can charge your gadgets out of sight. Most nightstands with drawers should have a gap in the back. 20. When you buy a new shirt, donate two from your closet. Or just do the one-in one-out rule for ALL possessions. ESPECIALLY if you’re a shopaholic. 21. Put your cosmetics into palettes. You’ll feel so good after you do this. It’ll make getting ready so much faster, too. 22. Use a pegboard and zip ties underneath your desk to keep your wires neat. 23. Keep your discount cards virtually on your phone with the Key Ring app. And if you don’t have a smartphone, hole-punching your discount and gift cards and adding them to a single key ring can keep your purse organized. 24. Find ways to get rid of your old books. Here’s some ideas: Donate any children’s books that the kids have outgrown to a local library. Give books away to family and friends you believe would enjoy them. Sell your old textbooks for a little extra cash. For cookbooks, only keep the ones with a large number of recipes you plan on making. If there are only a couple useable recipes photocopy them and keep them in a binder and give the cookbook away. 25. Keep your cleaning supplies in a mobile bucket caddy. You (or anyone else) will be able to go room to room to clean very easily with this handy bucket. 26. Use hooks, not towel bars They’re much more likely to keep your towels off the floor. 27. Wrap the cords around your unused appliances and secure with Velcro. It’ll keep your spaces neater. 28. Get rid of your board game and puzzle boxes and keep them in bins instead. 29. Identify your clutter traps. Then divide and conquer. Is there a certain place where everyone just dumps their stuff out of sheer laziness? Is it the entryway? Under the kitchen sink? A junk drawer? Identify each of the clutter traps and dedicate an hour each weekend to each one. See if there’s an easy way to compartmentalize the stuff you really need while throwing out the things you can bear to part with. 30. Limit your dish sets to two or three more than the required place settings. This keeps your dishwasher from getting insane. If you don’t have a dishwasher, household members will be more prone to actually doing the dishes if there are none available to use and you have enough extra place settings for guests 31. Spread your minimalist lifestyle by only giving gifts that people can use. Take a friend out to eat for their birthday. Give a coupon for a free oil change as a Christmas gift. A bottle of wine is always handy. This cuts down on lame gifts and people will learn to reciprocate similarly. 32. Try a closet hanger experiment Turn all your clothes hangers in the reverse direction. After you wear an item, return it with the hanger facing the correct direction. In three months, you’ll have a clearer picture of which clothes you wear and which ones you don’t. 33. Clean up your kitchen surface from charger wire. Rid your kitchen surfaces of phone and tablet charger wires with this handy DIY charger station Or build an on counter charging station from wood boards if your plug sockets happen to be on your backsplash. 34. Vertical space for fresh produce product. FRESH PRODUCE doesn’t have to live in your standard fruit bowls. You can place fruits, vegs or herbs in a tiered stand like this one which can also be DIY-ed from baking tins and candles sticks! or use recycled planters and attach them to the wall like this. Neat idea huh? 35. Declutter space for cookbooks. COOKBOOKS in the kitchen goes without saying but they can really add to clutter if they don’t have a dedicated place to live. Try containing them to one area using a box or a cute vintage basket like this one below. Also, dont forget about that space above your fridge for cookbook storage! 36. Keep only the products you use daily in a small bathroom. What hair and makeup products do you actually need to get ready each morning? Which do you actually use when you shower? If you’re lacking in lots of bathroom storage, remove everything you only use occasionally — special hair products, medicine, first aid — and consider finding another spot in your home to keep it. 37. Use three small pieces of wood to make your spices easy to see in your cabinet. You can ask your hardware store to cut them for you. Just make sure to push it to the back of the cabinet or at least secure the blocks together so you don’t accidentally knock everything over! 38. Turn an empty plastic bottle and old CD or DVD into a wall-mounted plastic bag dispenser. And keep it in your pantry or on the inside door of one of your kitchen cabinets. Here’s how you do it: First, Measure and marked the bottle for your bag opening and then Cut along the lines you made. Then, cut the bottom of the bottle off at whatever height you want your container and trim the ends with scissors to even them out if needed. Next, heat the end with hot iron will gives a very nice rounded edge. Next stop, Spray paint the bottle and the CD put a piece of ribbon on the CD then attach your lid. Finally, add two sided Command Strips to attach your holder to the wall 39. Stick magnet bars on the back of your metal medicine cabinet to hold small bathroom necessities. You don’t have to cover them in fabric, but they do look pretty that way. 40. Turn three empty cereal boxes into a pretty letter sorter. These are covered with wrapping paper, but you can use whatever kind of paper you like. And… That’s all… For more de-cluttering tips, stay tune to our channel. Hit the like button below, subscribe and share our videos with your friends. Thanks for watching and see you in the next videos…

100 comments

  1. Books aren't clutter. They are a collection or a personal library. Biggest laugh – keep  40 clothes hangers. Yeah, that will happen.

  2. Getting rid of my books was the best thing I ever did LOL having them all in an electronic version means I can carry them all in my purse and have tons of extra space! I'm not a person who needs every visitor to see my books on a shelf.

  3. Fruit really should be kept in a container that has hold for the air to move around. Otherwise, you're fruit will ripen much quicker hence rott much quicker.

  4. You shouldn't charge gadgets in your nightstand because that puts electronic devices right near your head all night. You don't want electromagnetic items within at least three feet of your head unless you are trying to get brain cancer.

  5. Love your ideas. And I really mean it. I have tried several and they do work. Thanks for sharing. You really have made my life, more manageable.

  6. Putting books on top of the fridge will make them mouldy and damp.

    Also, do not put wood in your food cupboard (the organization of spices idea) as it will encourage paper mites and flour mites.

  7. It is suggested to make your bed last, as this allows your bed to cool down and dry out. Also having some sun on the bed as well will help kill any light sensitive bacteria and reduce any potential of bed bugs or others.

  8. Seriously? I stopped the video to check the date! Tell me how to velcro a remote to a flatscreen. All of these ideas were unfortunately taken from the 1980’s. Just like the TV that was used as an example. 😂

  9. Or use a large lazy susan for all your spices & keep them in your oven if limited space…keep a note that they are in there so you don’t turn on the oven before taking them out.

  10. Tried the reverse the hangers and everything fell on the floor. Turns out my closet holds hangers in one direction only!

  11. There are a few factors in ways to de-clutter . One place I found which succeeds in merging these is the Nilah Declutter Tips (check it out on google) without a doubt the most helpful resource that I have ever seen.look at all the super info .

  12. Excellent Video clip! Forgive me for butting in, I am interested in your initial thoughts. Have you considered – Mahorrla Control Clutter Method (should be on google have a look)? It is a great exclusive guide for decluttering your home without the normal expense. Ive heard some incredible things about it and my cooworker after a lifetime of fighting got amazing results with it.

  13. Accordion file manuals. List on eBay, people are desperate for manuals because people like you tell them to toss them. Money in manuals.

  14. thank you, some useful tips in there. I echo with some commentators here that books may not be clutter for some, in that case, we need to manage our space well to store them all – so your other tips are very handy!

  15. She said "if you don't have a smart phone" and this was uploaded in 2017 hahahahaha. Even the residents in the retirement home I work in have smart phones

  16. "I'm sorry ma'am", but tripping on the "crap" basket on the stairs isn't a deductible reason for insurance..

  17. Excellent video content! Forgive me for the intrusion, I would appreciate your thoughts. Have you ever tried – Mahorrla Control Clutter Method (should be on google have a look)? It is a great exclusive product for decluttering your home minus the headache. Ive heard some decent things about it and my friend Sam at very last got great results with it.

  18. Putting the set of bed linen into one of the matching pillow cases – I cannot believe I've never thought of this before. If I take nothing else from that video that is a winning tip.

  19. To those complaining about the book thing: Gotta admit I still have a lot of books, more than 5 book cases, but I
    got rid of plenty, and from time to time I get rid of more. Also I am a
    commuter on train, so I now mostly buy online, (and download from
    libraries). Sooo much easier to carry an electronic pad than lug around
    books! A wise woman once said to me before I made the electronic
    transition; "When the printing press made reading available to the
    masses, trust me there were many elite whining that the slaves did such
    nice scroll work!" Sometimes change is good.

  20. I have to say, I often love the comments more than I love the video's lol! How long does it take these people to make this stuff up and actually think they are good idea's? and of course the next video will have 10 of the same and again the next. Come on youtubers, if you want to make it then give us something we don't already know and not the same dribble as all the rest!

  21. Very efficient presentation. Thanks for not being gabby…..I only have so much time….. Good luck!!

  22. Forgive me, but why did you say a hook would more likely keep your towel off the floor?! It seems a purposeful disregard of physics and life experience. XD

  23. Why would you take all the game pieces out of its original(cardboard, biodegradable)box and store in a plastic(never breaks down)container? You are creating extra waste.

  24. cereal boxes as homemade sorters 4 magazines/etc is a VERY good idea- i remember paying $$ 4 cardboard magazine holders–thank U

  25. Loved the ideas and picked some I'm going to do. I have my list in my planner already. Thank you for taking the time to make this video.

  26. Love all of the suggestions except the baskets on the stairs ….maybe the one clutter basket in the hallway ..where people can retrieve their stuff….thanks for many useful tips

  27. Thanks for sharing the video! Learned a couple of new lessons, much appreciated. I also picked up a ton of tips and tricks from DECLUTTER FAST. Here's the link: https://tinyurl.com/y3dw29yl

  28. I always put an extra shower curtain rod inside the tub wall as high as the curtain, can hang towels, tub mat or wet clothes on a hanger. Out of sight behind curtain

  29. Designating places in which to keep things is not de-cluttering – it's organizing. If you owned less you'd have less to put away or organize.

  30. Some ideas were good, some tacky, literally and some rediculous, but each to his own 😉 who has extra room in there closet to hang purses/ bags, scarves, belts, shoes etc.? Whatever 40 hangers LMAO

  31. What's with the massive increase in volume at the start and end of your videos? Not cool when you're trying to watch quietly and not wake up others in the house!

  32. The plastic bag dispenser tells a lot about the video.

    The most tips are useless. They don't help to get rid off clutter, they just "help" to sort the clutter. XD

  33. My favorite organizing tool comes from the garden department! A whole roll of 'hook n loop' in green for tieing up plants is great for cords, rolls of wrapping paper and tons of things you want to corral.

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