5 Tips to Declutter Your Home in One Weekend
Posted by Addie B. on April 6, 2017 in Home Focus

One of the hardest things to come home to is a messy house. During the week it seems like stuff starts to accumulate everywhere. Shoes and coats pile up in the entryway. Mail begins to fill up the counter.


While many of us lack the time and energy to tackle a decluttering project at the end of a long day, the weekend presents us with opportunity!


  1. Start with the important stuff. Go through the mail that has accumulated to sort out the bills and important items from the junk. Separating items into piles based on what family member they belong to can help streamline the process.
  2. Common rooms may require more attention. It makes sense that the rooms our families spend the most time in will be the rooms that accumulate the most stuff. Take it one step at a time and try to organize based on where the items should reside.
  3. Go from room to room. The common saying “out of sight, out of mind” can cause any decluttering project to go off the rails. We often stop short of decluttering bedrooms or closets because we can easily close the door and not have to look at the mess. Be sure to have a plan to do a full sweep of the house or, before you know it, those pesky items from the bedroom will sneak back out to the living room.
  4. Take it outside. Box up those unused items and get them ready to go to a donation center, a yard sale, or the garbage.
  5. Keep it clean. Have a plan and share it will all members of the house in order to keep the organization going as long as possible. A slot for mail or a basket for toys can help keep things from piling up again the minute you turn around!


The task may be mighty, but following these simple steps can get you started on your weekend decluttering tasks! Do you have any home decluttering tips you’d like to share?

Addie B.
Addie has a wide range of personal insurance experience and with her position at Acuity, has been able to specialize in homeowners insurance. On top of her homeowners insurance knowledge, Addie has a good understanding of the insurance industry in general. She focuses on the consumer allowing her to play a key role in product development. Also, she is currently working towards an Associate in General Insurance designation. In her free time Addie spends time outdoors and enjoys playing and watching sports.

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