What causes clutter

Written by SM Team

June 20, 2023

Feeling overwhelmed with too much stuff?

Clutter adds to the stress, overwhelm and chaos. We deserve to be happy 💖 We all have our own unique reasons for falling into clutter. To achieve long-term clutter-free success,  we need a daily decluttering routine.

An organised space is not merely a reflection of an orderly environment but also a reflection of a calm and focused mind

10 tips for a  clutter-free space

Regular decluttering

Set aside minutes each day or allocate specific times each week for decluttering and organising. Consistently addressing clutter prevents clutter from becoming overwhelming.

Organise essentials

Designate specific places for frequently used items. Make sure they’re easy to access then return them to their spots after use. This reduces clutter build-up while saving time searching for things later.

Optimise storage solutions

Invest in practical storage solutions like bins, baskets, shelves or drawer organisers. Utilise these tools to categorise and store your things. This makes it easier to find what you need while keeping your space tidy.

Schedule decluttering sessions

Plan periodic decluttering sessions to focus on specific areas of your home. Whether it’s a room, a closet or a single drawer, allocate dedicated time to sort through items, declutter and reorganise as necessary.

Don't want it? Donate or sell it

When decluttering, donate or sell items you no longer need or use. Clear spaces are easier to manage while your trash becomes someone else’s treasure.

Clear surfaces daily

Develop a habit of decluttering countertops, tables, and desks at the end of each day. Put away items, discard trash and create an appealing, clean space to start fresh every morning.

Manage paperwork

Set up a system for managing your paperwork and mail. Sort through mail, reading through and discarding junk mail immediately while filing important documents. Where possible, digitise documents to minimise paper clutter.

Embrace "One In, One Out"

For every new item you bring into your home, let go of something similar. If you purchase a new shirt, donate or sell an old one. This maintains balance.

Practice mindful shopping

Adopt mindful habits by always carefully considering your purchases. Do you really need the new shiny thing? Prevent impulsive purchases that contribute to clutter.

Involve the household

Communicate the importance of a clutter-free environment to everyone you live with. Encourage family members or roommates to declutter their belongings and actively contribute to organising shared spaces. Clear spaces make for great relations and many hands make for light work.


Clear your physical space, free your mental space, and let tranquility find its home within you

Maintaining a clutter-free environment is an ongoing process. Implementing practical tips while consistently decluttering means a more organised and serene living space.

Create organised, productive and peaceful spaces for you and your business. Because a happy mind, body, home and business makes for a happy you.

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