17 Decluttering Tips to Ignore

Ready to laugh (and cringe) at the most absurd decluttering advice out there? Here are 17 of the worst suggestions that’ll make you question what some decluttering gurus are thinking.

Decluttering isn't as easy as saying, “Just get rid of it." The problem with this advice is it fails to consider the emotional attachment people may have to their belongings.

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Easier Said Than Done

Emptying an entire space at once creates a massive pile of items that need sorting, making it difficult to stay organized and focused. A better method is to declutter in manageable sections.

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Don't Do it All at Once

Keeping things “just in case” can lead to excessive clutter and a lack of space for things that truly matter. It's crucial to be realistic about what items genuinely serve a purpose in your home and life.

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"Just in Case"

Using your bed as a sorting area can backfire, as it may tempt you to postpone the task or rush through it when bedtime approaches.

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Using the Bed as Storage

Storage containers can become a band-aid solution. If you don’t know what’s inside each container, you may end up buying duplicates or forgetting about important items altogether.

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Storage Keeping You Stuck

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