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Top Decluttering & Organizing Posts of 2016


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Since 2016 is over, which officially means I’ve been blogging for a year (how cool is that?), I wanted to do a recap of the posts I’ve written that have gotten the most traffic.

It was fun to look through my statistics to find the most popular posts. There were definitely some that surprised me.

Sometimes I spend time writing a post that I think is really good and it hardly gets read at all. Other times I write a post that I’m not all that thrilled with but people seem to love it. So strange!

The posts I write about decluttering and organizing usually do really well! Apparently we can all use some help or inspiration in that area.

We’re in between houses at the moment and staying in a small apartment. I’m definitely feeling the need to be more organized and extra careful about what I let come into our house.

Top Decluttering & Organizing Posts of 2016

Decluttering: Where to Start When You’re Drowning in Clutter

Mountains of papers, piles of clothes, toys that have somehow given birth to more toys…

It’s the worst feeling, right? It’s completely overwhelming and it’s hard to know where to start.

Check out this roadmap for how to gain momentum and do some successful decluttering so that your home can become a calm, peaceful place.

Downsizing: How to Declutter with a Vengeance

Whether you’re downsizing to move into a smaller home or just going to war against the clutter in your home, I’ve found two methods that have helped me do some intense decluttering.

I used a few game-changing questions and a “visualization” method so that we were able to downsize from a 3-bedroom house to a 1-bedroom apartment this year. What we moved with were the things we love and use often.

Creating a Simple Home Organization Station & Binder

I shared my simple home organization station and binder (emphasis on the simple) and my readers loved it!

I know a lot of people out there have impressive home binders with cute printables and such. My little home organization station and binder aren’t all that cute or impressive, but it’s simple and functional and you could whip up something similar for your home very quickly.

Having all of this information in one place helps us stay organized and saves time and energy, which is why I think something similar might benefit everyone.

The One Thing You’re Forgetting To Do When You Declutter

I try really hard to only keep items that we love and use in our house, but somehow tons of extra stuff always seems to accumulate.

Sometimes, I’m not even sure how it happens. We hardly go shopping, but every few months I start to notice our house filling up.

Well, there are many articles written about how to go through your home to purge extra stuff, plus what questions to ask yourself when you are deciding if something should stay or go. But I think there is a big step being skipped when we get get rid of things from our home…

28 Things You Can Get Rid of Without Noticing

Getting started can be the hardest part!

When you start decluttering, it’s best to start with things that are painless to get rid of.

It helps you gain some momentum and feel successful. Those positive decluttering vibes will help you tackle the harder stuff later on.

So get ready to dig through those junk drawers, dump out your purse, and clean out those craft supplies that have been sitting there for years.

⇒ What decluttering or organizing projects did you tackle in 2016? What’s on your to do list right now?

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Erin | A Welder's Wife

Monday 13th of February 2017

Love all of your posts, but round up posts are my favorite for quick access to great information! I tried my hand at decluttering enough for everything to have a specific home. This made cleaning and tidying work much better than being somewhat decluttered!


Tuesday 14th of February 2017

Thanks Erin! We're getting ready to move (again), so I think I'm going to try to go through things before we move.