Declutter Your Home Checklist

Feeling overwhelmed by clutter? This checklist will guide you through a room-by-room decluttering process, helping you declutter your home and reclaim your space and create a calmer, more organized home.

Before You Start:

  • Set your goals: What do you hope to achieve by decluttering? This could be anything from creating more space to simplifying your life.
  • Gather your supplies: Trash bags, donation boxes, recycling bins, and cleaning cloths.
  • Set a timer: Work in manageable chunks to avoid feeling overwhelmed.

Room-by-Room Decluttering:

Living Room:

  • Clear surfaces: Remove everything from tables, shelves, and countertops. Keep only items you use regularly or display for enjoyment.
  • Sort through decorative items: Donate or sell items that are broken, no longer loved, or don’t fit your style.
  • Address books and magazines: Recycle or donate outdated issues. Keep only a select few you actively use or cherish.


  • Empty clothes drawers and closet: Sort through clothes by season and function. Donate or sell items you no longer wear or fit.
  • Address sentimental items: Choose a few special items to display and store the rest securely.
  • Clear under the bed: Utilize storage containers for rarely used items like out-of-season clothes or bedding.


  • Tackle the pantry: Expired food and unused appliances go in the discard pile. Organize remaining items by category.
  • Declutter cabinets and drawers: Keep only essential cookware, dishes, and utensils. Donate or sell duplicates.
  • Clear the countertops: Minimize appliances and decorative items, leaving space for everyday use.


  • Sort through toiletries and cosmetics: Discard expired products and those you no longer use.
  • Organize cabinets and drawers: Group similar items together and utilize trays or organizers for better visibility.
  • Declutter medicine cabinet: Expired medications and unused products go in the appropriate disposal bin.

Other Areas:

  • Hallway closet: Sort through coats, shoes, and other items seasonally. Utilize hooks and shelves for efficient storage.
  • Home office: Organize paperwork, shred outdated documents, and donate or sell unused office supplies.
  • Garage or storage area: Tackle this area last by sorting through tools, equipment, and seasonal décor. Recycle, donate, or sell what you no longer need.

Finishing Touches:

  • Wipe down surfaces and vacuum carpets.
  • Put everything back in its designated spot.
  • Enjoy your clutter-free haven!


  • Decluttering is a process, not a one-time event.
  • Start small and work at your own pace.
  • Don’t be afraid to let go of things you no longer use or love.
  • Reward yourself for your progress!

By following this checklist and embracing the decluttering process, you can create a home that is organized, functional, and reflects your personal style.

Check out our dedicated page on decluttering your home here.

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