The Golden Rule of a Clutter-Free Home

The Golden Rule of a Clutter-Free Home

Taryn Williford
Nov 2, 2015

There's no shortcut to tidyness. Keeping a clean home requires discipline and hard work – and maybe a little motivating maxim. A principle that you can carry with you as you get busy taking your clutter to task from room to room. It's the golden rule of keeping a tidy home...

If you don't use it daily, put it away.

The daily use rule helps you narrow down and sort out exactly what should stay in view, delegating everything else to find a home out of sight and out of mind.

Feeling like your counters are getting crowded? Apply the golden rule. The Keurig that sees action twice every morning and most of the afternoons? That stays. The KitchenAid mixer that's used once a year to make Christmas cookies? To the pantry with you. Slim down the overflowing utensil jar down to just the things that get used to make dinner every night, and put everything else away in a drawer. Soon, your kitchen is looking all nice and neat and clutter-free.

You can take the golden rule from room to room, cleaning off all sorts of surfaces until your whole home is looking tidy. Try it in the bedroom or bathroom–two rooms that always seem to collect unnecessary clutter.

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