17 little tricks to declutter your home in five minutes

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17 little tricks to declutter your home in five minutes

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Every little helps and we're going to prove that today by sharing some ultra-quick decluttering tips that really will all add up to a perfectly tidy, well organised and delightful home.

You might not think that five minutes here and there can make a big difference, but professional cleaners will tell you that it really can. Once you see how clean and fresh your home is, you'll agree that five-minute decluttering is the way forward.

We don't want you to languish in messy living rooms or feel bogged down by cluttered bathrooms, so let's see what a big difference just five minutes can make!

1. Show people where useful cupboards are so they can contribute. A five minute tour is all you need

2. Designate a place for magazines and newspapers

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3. Only start with one room or area

4. Clear a shelf. Yes, just one shelf!

5. Clear a counter if you're getting the hang of quick decluttering

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7. Stand and visualise how you want the room to look before you start

8. Create a 'maybe' box of things you might throw away or keep

9. Write a 30-day plan for turning your home around

10. Donate extra items to charity by taking them to the shop yourself

11. Set up a simple filing system for bills and other important household paperwork

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12. Learn to love an uncluttered look by looking at pictures of clear rooms

13. Start with one drawer and really go for it!

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14. Tidy under your bed

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15. Research minimalist design for motivation

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16. Alphabetise one work space

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17. Clean out the medicine cabinet and get rid of anything past its best before date

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For more decluttering tips, take a look at this Ideabook: 16 Things You MUST Avoid When Home Decluttering.

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