Ah, spring is in the air. Can you feel it?
With the hint of spring, I get the urge, nay, craving, to declutter (even more so than usual – yes, I love it that much – hence why my family and I have gotten rid of over 140 large boxes of stuff and sold countless more).
I don’t think I’m alone.
Spring is a time generally reserved for deep cleaning. I personally think it has to do with us wanting to shed the weight of winter and mimic the growth and renewal we are witness to in nature.
And while this year is no exception, I think the desire to purge is even more exaggerated because of the hit Marie Kondo show that dominated Netflix at the start of the year.
If you’re one of those people who are itching to start (or continue) decluttering, I’ve got some amazing resources for you!
Check out the list below for tips and guides on how to declutter physical clutter, mental clutter, and other types of clutter! Additionally, I threw in a couple of resources on minimalist and clutter-free gift giving – because once you’ve gotten rid of stuff, you want to make sure it doesn’t come back in!
One final note: I would HIGHLY recommend checking out my guide:
The Eco-Friendly Magic of Tidying
A major misconception I had when I first started decluttering was that any item I donated to Goodwill or other second-hand shops would automatically get put out on the shelves and be sold.
After I started researching for the above post, I realize how incredibly wrong I was. I quickly learned that it was my responsibility to find the proper means of disposing items so they wouldn’t end up in the landfill or become someone else’s problem. Yes, it may take a small amount of extra time, but you know what?
It’s also an incredible motivator for not allowing clutter back into my house.
The post above is the ultimate guide for donating, properly recycling/disposing, or getting an item to someone or somewhere that it will actually be used – and that includes hard items such as bridesmaid dresses, shoes, electronics, and more.
Check it out before you start (or continue) decluttering!
Tips for Eliminating Physical Clutter
How to Declutter your Kitchen for Good (+ save money and reduce waste) – The Mindful Mom Blographer
How to Declutter your Bathroom for Good (+save money and reduce waste) – The Mindful Mom Blographer
Conquer Your Clutter Anxiety Without Going Marie Kondo Crazy – The Cultured Baby
Top Easy Ways to Organize Your Home – Tips From a Minimalist – Put The Kettle On
How to Declutter Your Home and Improve Your Life – I’m Busy Being Awesome
10 Household Products I Don’t Buy to Cut Costs, Clutter, and Waste – Literally Simple
Transitioning from Clothes Hoarder to a Capsule Wardrobe – This Is Jthomp
31 Day Decluttering Challenge! – Just a Simple Home
Is Our Stuff a Source of Comfort or Contention? – The Mindful Mom Blographer
The Ultimate Guide to Eliminating Paper Clutter – The Mindful Mom Blographer
Decluttering Our Way Towards Minimalism – Is Decluttering/Minimalism Right for You? – The Mindful Mom Blographer
Decluttering Our Way Towards Minimalism – Decluttering Tips and Tricks – The Mindful Mom Blographer
Decluttering Our Way to Minimalism – Keeping the Momentum – The Mindful Mom Blographer
The Eco-Friendly Magic of Tidying Up – The Mindful Mom Blographer (told you it would show up again!)
How to Tackle Clutter When You’re Facing Internal and External Resistance (My E-Book on Decluttering and Roadblocks)
Workbook: How to Tackle Clutter When You’re Facing Internal and External Resistance (Workbook on Decluttering and Roadblocks)
Refresh Your Home and Turn Clutter into Cash with Facebook Marketplace – (Some great tips in here – including one from yours truly!)
Free 7-Day Decluttering E-Course (Sign up at the end of this post) – The Mindful Mom Blographer
Tips for Reducing Mental Clutter
The Top 3 Ways to Reduce Mental Clutter – The Mindful Mom Blographer
Spring Clean Your Mental Health – Heather LeGuillous/Mental Health Blogger
8 Ways to Detach From the News and Still Stay Informed – The Mindful Mom Blographer
7 Ways to Detox from Social Media – The Mindful Mom Blographer
Getting Rid of Other Types of Clutter
5 Activities I Cut Out to Save Time – Literally Simple
How to Simplify the Season – The Ultimate Guide – The Mindful Mom Blographer
How to Incorporate Minimalism into All Areas of Your Life + 5 Ways to Get Started – Put The Kettle On
4 Guilt-Free Ways to Say NO (in order to say yes to the life you want) – The Mindful Mom Blographer
Do you need to declutter your friend list? – The Mindful Mom Blographer
5 Minimalist Mindsets for Living a Happy Clutter-Free Life – Becoming UnBusy
20 Must-Read Minimalism Blogs – Minimalism and Your Money
Quiz! What should you reduce in your life (in order to make room for what matters)? – The Mindful Mom Blographer
The Mindful Mom Blographer Facebook Group – a resource to learn more about decluttering (among other topics), ask questions, and more!
The Sustainable Minimalists Podcast – There are a number of episodes on decluttering!
minimalist moms podcast – Another great podcast for learning about decluttering!
Minimalist/Clutter-Free Gift Giving Ideas
Zero Waste and Minimalist Gift Giving 101 – The Mindful Mom Blographer
The Ultimate Zero Waste, Minimalist Friendly, and Mindful Gift Guide (with over 125 gift ideas) – The Mindful Mom Blographer