The Best Decluttering Advice We've Heard
This is your year to finally get—and stay—organized. Here, experts reveal their best tips, tricks and strategies for keeping a clutter-proof home.
1. Know Your Clutter Personality
In order to maintain a clutter-free home, you need to get to the root of why things pile up in the first place. The NEAT Method founders Molly Graves and Ashley Murphy believe that most people fall into the following clutter personalities:
Too Busy = Too Many Extras: You buy items you already own because you don't have a system in place for where to store them or, when you need to find things fast, the time to search through all the possible storage spots.
Constant Worrier = Must Save Everything: You're concerned that you "might" need something in the future, so you save everything, "just in case."
Overwhelmed in Life = Overwhelmed at Home: You don't know where to begin—so you just live with the chaos.
By identifying which category you fit into, you can avoid your weak spots.