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Kickstart Your Year with a Clutter-Free Main Street Home

Homeowner cleaning out her closet and declutter her new home in the new year.

February 2, 2024

The calendar has once again turned over to a new year, and many of us are filled with a sense of renewal and the desire to make positive changes in our lives. One area where this renewal can have a profound impact is within the walls of your own Main Street home. Getting your home organized in the new year not only creates a more pleasant living environment for you, but can also contribute to improved mental well-being, so read on to explore our top practical tips and strategies to help you kickstart your journey to an organized and clutter-free Main Street home. 

Set clear goals

Begin your organizational journey by setting clear and achievable goals to hit, and identify the specific areas in your home that need attention before establishing a realistic timeline. Whether it’s decluttering the kitchen, organizing the closet or creating a dedicated workspace, having well-defined objectives will help you stay focused and motivated, and the key to effective decluttering is to tackle one area at a time. Start small, perhaps with a single room or even a specific category within a room. As you go through your belongings, ask yourself if each item serves a purpose or brings you joy—decluttering is not only about getting rid of things, but also about making intentional choices about what you want to keep. 

Create storage solutions

Investing in storage solutions is another great step to maintaining a well-organized and clutter-free living space. One effective strategy is to use a variety of storage containers, such as baskets, bins or shelves to categorize similar items—creating organized areas while still maintaining a beautiful aesthetic throughout your space. You can also consider adding multipurpose furniture into your home decor, such as ottomans with built-in storage compartments or coffee tables with additional drawers that keep your surfaces tidy and uncluttered and seamlessly blend in with your decor. 

Donate and recycle

As you go through each room in your home, take note of any items you haven’t used in the past year—chances are you likely don’t need it. Set these items aside, whatever they might be, and once you’ve made it through your entire home, take a look at all of the organizations around your new home where you could donate them such as CARITAS, Habitat for Humanity, Caring Closet and Goodwill. By giving back to your community and minimizing waste, you not only help others but also contribute to a more sustainable and eco friendly lifestyle.

Establish daily routines

Maintaining an organized home is an ongoing process, and throughout our daily lives, it’s easy for clutter to accumulate. Dedicating just a few minutes each day to tidy up common areas can make a significant difference in the overall organization of your living space. Consider designating a specific time each day for a quick tidy-up session, either before you go to bed, after you’ve finished dinner or even in the morning before you start your day. The consistency of this practice can prevent clutter from piling up and becoming overwhelming—making it a part of your daily routine. 

New home in the new year

Organizing your home in the new year can positively impact various aspects of your life, and by setting clear goals and following through, you can create a space that promotes peace, productivity and well-being in the new year. If this is the year where your homebuying journey begins, our team at Main Street Homes is here to help. Take a look through our available homes and communities throughout the Greater Richmond area, and give us a call at (804) 979-2954 or fill out our online form today.