If you’re struggling right now with decluttering or feeling like you just can’t get motivated to get started, today I’m sharing my simple 5 step method to quickly declutter any space. The goal here is a quick win and a decluttered space. This can be a drawer, a counter, an end table, a closet – choose an area that needs a little decluttering and get started. I use this method to declutter and reorganize most areas in our home and recently used it in my office freshen up the space.

Here’s my before – everything was good when the bins were pushed into their spots, but those bins needed to be decluttered and reorganized. I also took the opportunity to use some wicker baskets and plastic organizers to organize it a little more.

5 Steps to a Quickly Decluttered Space

1 – SET A TIMER – This can be for 10 minutes or 2 hours, you choose! I ended up spending about 30 minutes working on this space. As usual, it took me less time than I was anticipating it to take.

2 – CLEAR OUT – Remove all the items from the clutter spot.

3 – QUICK SORT – Do a Quick Sort – put each item in one of these 4 clutter categories (Keep, Toss, Donate, Relocate). I ended up with a donate bag and a toss bag – love that feeling!

4 – WIPE + PLACE – Make sure the area is wiped clean and ‘Keep’ items back.  I used the All-Purpose Cloth in the Cleaning Kit for this. I also vacuum a space if necessary – this took about 1 minute and is always worth the effort!

5 – TAKE A LOOK – Assess the area and determine if there’s anything you need to keep this space from cluttering up again. Put your Relocate items in their new spot and take care of your Toss and Donate items.

I love a good before and after don’t you?

How about you?  Is there a space you can do a quick declutter in today?  Set a timer and get started!
Sources: baskets | bins