How to Declutter a Home

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Declutter a home through the use of containers for items like magazines and books. Organize a home to stay clean and nice with tips from a professional house cleaner and organizer in this free video on housekeeping. View Video Transcript

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Ann Myrick

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Hi, I'm Ann Myrick and today we're going to talk about decluttering a home. The big thing is containers. If you have in all your items and everything you have, if you have a place to put it, then it helps contain the item and it helps keep it really neat. What I'm going to show you today is we're looking at this side table that has books on it, picture frames, all types of things. And it's like how can we clean this up and make it look a little bit more unified. So what I'm going to do is we got these great baskets that have a lot of texture. Now I'm all into mixing materials. Because I think it creates interest, so what I want to do is just take these baskets and I'm going to put the books in it. And then we can either - we can set them in this way, or we can set them in this way and then still have like something - well I don't have well, we could still have something else sitting here if we wanted to. But we will do this and then we'll take another basket and do the same thing. Okay, that's one way to do it, so using containers. Another way is these I got at just a discount retail store, and then another thing is I love garage sales, estate sales, what I love to do is put things in interesting baskets. This is just stationery, I am a card writer, stationery writer, and so I like to keep all my stationery together. And I found this cute little basket at a garage sale for a dollar, and so I just put everything, I would just put it in neatly, and then I have an interesting container, maybe a little container that would hold my pens and pencils. So, containers, garage sale, buying them at a store, great to use for decluttering also, important to go through the closets, go through your children's rooms, and things that you don't - no longer need, sack up, take to Goodwill, take to Salvation Army, and really just each room go through and decide what doesn't need to be there, what is really trash, what is really things that you'll never use again, and just sack all that up, and take that out of your house. And those are ways to declutter. This is Ann Myrick, and I have just talked to you about decluttering.