25 Areas in a Home to Declutter


It’s a new year which means that we can get a fresh start. As you take down the holiday decor and find ways to make your home cozy, be sure to keep in mind ways to help declutter your home.

Over the years, it is incredible to see just how much stuff a home can accumulate. Fearful of having a lot of clutter in our home, I always go through our cabinets, closets, and rooms to help maintain a clutter-free home.

From using storage bins to following routines, there are many ways to clear out clutter from a home. But, after living in a home for a while, clutter might seem like regular decor. So, it’s important to take note of certain areas in your home that can quickly accumulate clutter.

By visiting these areas of your home on a regular basis to help clean out clutter, you will be able to easily maintain a clutter-free home. Remember, don’t hang onto things because “I might need it someday.”

If you haven’t used the items in months or even years, it’s time to toss it because it’s taking up space. If you decide to hang onto something, take note on when you use it next. If it takes a long time to use it, then you might want to reconsider holding onto it.

As we all know, clutter can multiply quickly. By staying on top of it on a regular basis, you’ll be able to help keep your home free of items you no longer need. Another upside? When cleaning out clutter, be sure to keep in mind what items can be donated. Decluttering can be a win-win.

25 Areas in a Home to Declutter

Here are 25 areas in a home that should be decluttered:


  • Spice cabinet
  • Upper cabinets
  • Lower cabinets
  • Pantry
  • Under kitchen sink
  • Junk drawer

Living Room:

  • Bookshelves
  • Drawers
  • Storage bins
  • Fireplace mantel
  • Tabletops
  • Toy storage

Laundry Room:

  • Cabinets
  • Hangers/clothes
  • Detergent drawer/cabinet


  • Closet
  • Dresser drawers
  • Under the bed
  • Nightstands
  • Desk


  • Storage room
  • Entertainment center


  • Workbench
  • Storage bins
  • Wall organizers

How often do you declutter your home?

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