13 life-changing decluttering hacks to make 2021 your most organized year yet

With so much going on in the entire world, you might not be so focused on what's going on in your home, especially when it comes to clutter. Clutter is a sign of too many things, uncontrollable excess, too many thoughts and there are too many responsibilities. But as the outbreak continues to make the world seem out of control, there are some ways to gain some control over your life. At the same time, you can also create a much-needed sense of normalcy in 2021. The way to do both is to organize your space at home.

Even with the beginning of the new year, it is safe to say that children will still spend part of their school time distance learning. And adults will spend more months away. With these 13 life-changing decluttering hacks can help you and your family feel empowered to take control of this important part of your life and see positive results from it.

Eliminate the clutter by thinking about children

More than anyone else, children may feel a lack of control over their lives. You can help them feel in control by helping them clean their rooms. (If space permits, you can even create a place where they can comfortably do their homework and play.) Even younger children want to make decisions about their space and things. They may need a little more help or motivation to get rid of the clutter, but it's safe to say that they will feel stronger and less bogged down in things when their task is completed.

Declutter for a better life today and tomorrow

It may seem hard to believe, but one day we will return to a life without isolation, where the home does not have to be a classroom and office cubicle. However, you won't regret taking the time now to streamline your life in search of a more comfortable, productive and stress-free present - and future.

Deciding what to throw away

This is where people often have their biggest problems. Here are some general patterns when it comes to rejection. One is to discard things when they are no longer functional, such as when something breaks down beyond repair, or when part of a kit is broken. Another is to throw out obsolete items, such as clothes that are no longer in fashion or don’t wear, or items related to a past event.

Clean your home professionally

There is nothing better than walking into a beautiful, clean house, but who has time to spend a weekend wiping down baseboards and cleaning windows? Cleaning your home professionally can make a huge difference to the look, feel and smell! It's the best time to clean your home professionally and declutter all things which are no longer needed. Clean chimneys and your roof and all part of your home professionally.

Sell items you no longer need

During decluttering, you will likely come across quite a few items that you can potentially sell. These items can be sold in a variety of ways, from clothing that has been gently used to unnecessary furniture. There are several marketplaces for second-hand items: LetGo, eBay, Gone, Facebook, Craigslist, Local Consignment Stores, Trade-in Programs, Nextdoor.com, and OfferUp. You can donate your items or make auctions for it too.

Declutter old papers and bills

There are many applications and software out there to digitize your paper documents, so start by shredding documents and scanning old photos. Get rid of paper bills by ditching paper documents.

Not only is this a great way to avoid using paper, but digitizing your copies prevents them from being lost later when you really need them. Dispose of leftover or junk mail if you haven't already.

Try these quick and easy steps to accomplish this:

1. Sort into these 2 piles

A. File

B. Trash/shred

Once you’re done with step one.

2. Take pile A and sort it into their own individual categories to file away such as medical, bank, car, etc.

Digital clutter

Emails that arrive anytime, social media notifications that never stop, and the list goes on. The benefit of removing digital clutter is that you can reduce the number of distractions that distract your attention from what matters most, including being present in your own life.<