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5 Easy Decluttering Tips for Your Living Room

2nd December 2016

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A MINI DECLUTTER

Having a little declutter every now and then can help to keep our homes clutter free. By letting go of the things we no longer love or need we can create a little time and space to do the things that bring us the greatest joy. After all, owning less means less time tidying, cleaning or looking for things.

With Christmas on the horizon, your home is probably about to fill up with decorations, gifts, festive foods and loved ones. So, before things get into full swing, you may wish to remove any clutter to make way for the holidays. To help you get started here are five easy decluttering tips for your living room.

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DECLUTTERING TIPS FOR YOUR LIVING ROOM
1. SCAN THE ROOM

The quickest and easiest way to clear a room is to collect together anything that shouldn’t be there. This may include mugs, plates, coats, shoes, toys, books etc. If something has a home elsewhere return it to its rightful place.

2. REMOVE UNWANTED MAIL AND MAGAZINES

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say letters, bills, junk mail and magazines seem to reproduce! Take a moment to remove anything that’s no longer needed and clear magazine racks, drawers and shelves.

3. EDIT YOUR TECHNOLOGY

With so many gadgets on the market, we can find our living spaces quickly fill with technology. This may include music systems, DVD players, digital boxes, game consoles, CDs, DVDs and so on. Consider what you use and if anything could be stored elsewhere.

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4. DECLUTTER YOUR ORNAMENTS / TRINKETS

The quick way to address ornaments and trinkets is to simply remove anything that no longer brings you joy. The slightly longer approach is to take everything out of the room replacing only the things you love. Either way, with a little careful edit you can create a calmer space and reduce what you have to dust!

5. LET GO OF UNUSED FURNITURE

Consider what furniture is in the room and if you still use it. If there’s something you no longer need you may wish to sell it or donate to charity. It’s always nice to make a few extra pennies before Christmas.

Reducing your life laundry is extremely therapeutic. It’s also true that we feel calmer when we address the clutter. If you’re planning a little pre-Christmas edit I wish you the very best of luck! Further reading: ten things I gained when I decluttered my home.

INTRODUCING #SWIFTHOMEHACKS

I’m sharing my decluttering tips as part of the #SwiftHomeHacks series run by Swiftcover. #SwiftHomeHacks are affordable ideas to help you create a beautiful home, especially if you’ve just got onto the property ladder. To read tips from making a festive wreath to creating your own bath salts head over to Swiftcover.

Further posts on decluttering, minimalism and simple living.

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18 Comments

  • Reply fashionforlunch 2nd December 2016 at 9:04 am

    Such a lovely post filled with great tips!

    http://Www.fashionforlunch.net

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 2nd December 2016 at 9:07 am

      Thanks, Kirsty. Have a great day!

  • Reply Lucy 2nd December 2016 at 9:11 am

    Exactly what I needed to read! Just doing my decorating at the moment 🙂 X

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 2nd December 2016 at 9:12 am

      You’re welcome. I hope the decorating is going well. Have a fabulous Friday!

  • Reply Sue 2nd December 2016 at 9:13 am

    These tips are so doable- I probably need to do some of them

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 2nd December 2016 at 9:27 am

      Thanks, Sue. I hope you have a great day!

  • Reply Carole King 2nd December 2016 at 3:24 pm

    All good tips. I’m guilty of having too many wires and technology that is rarely used. Gonna get straight on to that. x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 2nd December 2016 at 4:06 pm

      Thanks Carole. It quickly builds up doesn’t it? Have a lovely weekend!

  • Reply katy615 2nd December 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Yes, yes, yes to all the tips! Be gone clutter! x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 2nd December 2016 at 4:21 pm

      Haha! It never seems to end… !

  • Reply freshdesignblog 2nd December 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Great tips and very inspiring photos! Definitely something that’s on my to do list.

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 2nd December 2016 at 4:22 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a lovely weekend.

  • Reply Fritha Strickland 2nd December 2016 at 4:51 pm

    My worst thing is definitely the trinkets and ornaments! They just seem to clutter everything up! X

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 2nd December 2016 at 9:43 pm

      Tell me about it, I have no idea where they come from! Have a great weekend, Fritha!

  • Reply Victoria Eales 4th December 2016 at 12:12 pm

    I love the pre-Christmas declutter although it’s my kitchen I need to tend to!

    Victoria x
    FlorenceandMary.com

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 4th December 2016 at 7:57 pm

      Me too.. And I think you’ll enjoy a post I have coming up next week!

  • Reply kathryn 4th December 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Last weekend Greig and I decluttered, cleaned and tidied out the kitchen cupboards and I reorganised my kitchen dresser. It felt so good to get rid of all the old tired crockery / plastic kid stuff we no longer need. I’m very pleased with how my dresser looks now too. Everything on it ‘sparks joy’ now as they say xx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 4th December 2016 at 7:58 pm

      That sounds terrific. It feels so good to let go of the stuff we no longer use or love doesn’t it? I hope you had a great weekend!

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