How to Declutter Your Home: Simple Steps

Clutter can accumulate in our homes over time, causing stress, frustration, and a sense of overwhelm. However, with a strategic approach and a little determination, you can reclaim your space and restore a sense of calm in your living environment. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the simple steps to declutter your home effectively. Anglo Doorstep Collections are here to guide and help you when it comes to decluttering.

Step 1: Prep and Plan

Before diving into decluttering, it’s essential to take some time to prepare and plan your approach. Here’s how:

  1. Set Clear Goals: Determine what areas of your home you want to declutter and establish specifc goals for each space. Whether it’s tidying up the kitchen, organising your wardrobe, clearing out the cupboards, having a clear objective will keep you focused and motivated.
  2. Gather Supplies: Arm yourself with the necessary tools for decluttering, including storage boxes, bin bags, labels, and cleaning supplies. Having everything on hand will make the process easier and prevent unncessary interruptions.
  3. Scheduling in your home declutter: Allocate dedicated time slots for decluttering sessions in your calendar. Breaking the task into manageable time periods will make it easier to stay on track. For the items you plan on clearing out and donating to charity. You can book your free doorstep collection in advance for all the unwanted items. Have the charity collection date booked and this will help you stick to a time frame.

Step 2: Get going

With your plan in place, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get started. Here’s how to tackle the decluttering process effectively:

  1. Sort and categorise:: Begin by sorting through your unwanted items such as clothes. Categorising them into groups such as keep, donate or sell. Be ruthless in your decision making and ask yourself if each item adds value to your life.
  2. Declutter Room by Room: To avoid feeling overwhelmed, tackle one room or area at a time. Start with smaller spaces like drawers or cupboards before moving on to larger areas/rooms like bedrooms, playrooms or home offices.
  3. Decluttering Strategies: Choose a decluttering strategy that works best for you, whether it’s the KonMari Method of only keep items that “Spark Joy”, the three box method of sorting items into keep, donate to charity, or sell. There are many approaches. Just need to find the one that works best for you.

Step 3: Donate, Sell and say goodbye

  1. Donate: Give back to your community by donating gently used items to Anglo Doorstep Collections, animal shelters or charity drop off points. Ensure that the items are clean and in good condition before donating.
  2. Sell: Turn your clutter into cash by selling unwanted items through online marketplaces, pre-loved selling sites such as Vinted or shops such as Worth its Weight where you can get cash (per kg) for your items.
  3. Say Goodbye: Post declutter, letting go of possessions can be emotional, especially if they hold sentimental value. Take a moment to acknowledge the memories associated with these items before bidding them farewell. Focus on the positive impact of decluttering and creating a more organise and peaceful home environment.

By following these simple steps, you can declutter your home efficiently and create a space that promotes serenity and well-being. Remember that decluttering is an ongoing process, so continue to reassess your belongings regularly to maintain a clutter-free home.

Moving Home? Decluttering before your move is crucial!

Diagram of Booking a collection. 
You book. You pack. We collect. We donate.

Get your doorstep collection booked in and follow our guide. This will help if you are moving, then getting a plan together is important. As you pack up your belongings into moving boxes, this is the best time to decide if you no longer love or want items, then to donate them before you move to your next home. If you need a full guide or plan, check out this one.

Whether you’re moving, have lived in your home for years, or recently moved in, there’s always room for decluttering, no matter how big or small the task. The best part is you don’t need to try to fit all your items in the car and locate a charity shop that will accept it all. We collect from your doorstep and we collect a large range of items from clothes, small household items, bric-à-brac and much more. We call this effortless giving.

If you have a big collection of books, or just a small pile that you have already read, fiction, or nonfiction. And you would like to donate them to charity. We can pick them up. To read more about donating your old books, click here.

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Anna T, 5* – I love Anglo Doorstep Collections. So easy and convenient and it helps me stay tidy and stop keeping clothes for longer than I need them. Great way to give to good causes/charity. I am always recommending the service to others.

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The email with estimate time and tracking of van Very helpful. Driver friendly and efficient. Will be using this charity again for my clothes.