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Prevent Clutter By Asking Yourself Where Items Will Go Before Buying

The best way to get rid of clutter is by preventing it from accumulating in the first place. The next time you’re out shopping, ask yourself where the item you’re considering buying is going to go, even if it’s not an impulse buy.


Declutter By Asking One Question: 'Does This Spark Joy?'

Most of us declutter by throwing away things we simply don’t use, or rehoming items that get in the way of productivity. Try throwing away anything that doesn’t bring you happiness instead.


'Getting Organised Isn't Your End Goal, Saving Your Sanity Is'

Getting organised might take effort, but it’s better than never knowing where anything is. However, there’s a point when you spend more time organising than is necessary to get the job done. The Small Notebook reminds us to stop there before we hit those diminishing returns.


Take Inventory Of Your Wardrobe And Clean It All At Once

All of us need to go through our wardrobe and make some cuts once in a while. Apartment Therapy presents a good inventory and cleaning system to purge your closet effectively.


Replace Your Impulse To Spend With A More Productive Task

Spending temptations are everywhere. If you’re on a budget and you find yourself feeling spendy, distract yourself with a more productive task. Ready For Zero’s Claire Murdough suggests getting rid of junk next time you feel an impulse to spend.


Use The 10-Folder System To Organise All Your Paper Clutter

Clutter can do a number on your brain, so it’s best to organise and sort it all. The StoneGable Blog recommends a 10-folder system that gets all your papers in order so that you’re never left wondering where you put that piece of paper.


Ask LH: Which Paperwork Do I Need To Keep?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m trying to declutter our house and one thing that constantly makes a mess is bills, receipts and bank statements. I’ve gone paperless in most cases, but part of me still feels I need hard copies of certain things. Is there some kind of list I can go by for things I really should keep paper copies of (say for legal or tax reasons)? How long should I keep these things? Will scans of the original do in some cases?


Keep A Junk Drawer To Cut Down On Needless Decisions

Our brains can only handle so much during a day. The Globe and Mail recommends using a junk drawer to easily categorise the miscellaneous.


Give Yourself A Clean Slate With These Spring Cleaning Projects

Even if your home is in relatively good order,there’s something cathartic about spring cleaning. This September, take some time to get yourself organised with this list of tasks.


Desktop Pirate Hides Your Mac's Desktop Icons In One Click

Mac: Tired of the mess of icons on your desktop? When cleaning them up isn’t an option, free app Desktop Pirate can show and hide them with one click.