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5 Steps to Reduce Clutter in Your Space

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5 Steps to Reduce Clutter in Your Space

We know that clutter looks unsightly, but did you know that a cluttered space can stress you out and reduce productivity?

We’ve all got at least one “junk drawer” in our homes. You know what I mean. Maybe it’s in the kitchen or in your office, but it’s a black hole where you toss things that don’t exactly have their own “place.” That drawer is probably not the only place that clutter is invading. Over time, we tend to just accumulate stuff, and taking some time to declutter a space can give it a fresh look and an make you feel more organized and less stressed out.

When you’re working or living in a cluttered space, it can be hard to find things that you’re looking for, and it’s tough to focus when you’ve got that nagging voice in the back of your head telling you to tidy up. Instead of ignoring the clutter in your life, you can empower yourself to do something about it!

Here are 5 simple steps to help you reduce the clutter in your life, one junk drawer at a time.

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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5:55PM PST on Feb 21, 2014

Trying to de-clutter is always an ongoing project for me, but a little headway is made each time I read and act on an article like this, so thanks.

4:02AM PST on Jan 6, 2014

Great ideas.Think twice before throwing things away

7:27PM PST on Jan 4, 2014

Thank you.

4:08PM PST on Jan 4, 2014

Not easy at all. I'll try, anyway.

4:59PM PST on Jan 3, 2014

This is the perfect guide for me !! I just love this kind of thing, mostly that part when the shelves are empty !!

3:32PM PST on Jan 3, 2014


4:57AM PST on Jan 1, 2014

Thanks, Norma. I laughed aloud at that!

3:01AM PST on Dec 21, 2012


9:24AM PDT on Oct 23, 2012

Very helpful, but i get tired just thinking about where to start ;-)

7:51AM PDT on Sep 3, 2011

Thank you

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