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15 Steps to Declutter Your Living Room

Transform Your Space Into a Clutter-Free Living Room with These 15 Simple Tips

Is your living room feeling a bit overwhelmed by clutter? Your living room should be a space to relax in and if the clutter is making you feel anything BUT relaxed, it’s time to take charge and declutter your living room! I’ve put together a quick list of 15 easy-peasy ways to transform your living space into a cozy, clutter-free haven. Get ready to rediscover the joy of your living room without the chaos!

How to Declutter Your Living Room

1. Say Goodbye to Trash

Let’s kickstart this decluttering adventure by waving goodbye to trash. Grab those crumpled wrappers, empty cans, and items that serve no purpose in your living room anymore, and toss them into the bin. Clear the way for a fresh start! This is a quick decluttering win and will make your room feel cleaner and brighter in no time.

2. Say Goodbye to Unnecessary Furniture

Sometimes too much furniture can make a room feel cluttered and busy. If there’s a chair or table that’s just collecting dust and taking up precious space, consider donating it to a thrift store. Someone else might find it a perfect fit for their home and it’ll be one less thing for you to clean. Having a furniture cull can be a great way to declutter your living room.

A living room side table

3. Coffee Table Clean-Up

Ah, the coffee table – the epicenter of clutter! Give it some love by clearing away items that have set up camp there. Books, remotes, and random items – relocate them to their proper homes. Consider organizing items such as remote controls in a basket to keep things neat.

4. Weed Out Unloved Books

I’m a huge book lover and my husband would say I have too many books, HOWEVER, this isn’t about me! If you have a bookshelf in your living room, take a moment to review its contents. Books you haven’t touched in ages? It’s time to give them a new home or maybe another room in your house. Books on your TBR pile? I get you. Keep them on a bookshelf.

5. Organize Your Movie Collection

Gather your DVDs, Blu-Rays, and any movie-related clutter. Decide whether you want to keep them or gift them to a charity store. If you’re keeping them, group them by genre, alphabetize them, or toss those cracked DVD cases. A neat movie collection can be visually pleasing and functional.

6. Tidy Up the Toy Zone

If your living room moonlights as a playroom and you’ve constantly got brightly coloured, noisy toys everywhere, don’t fret. Organize your little one’s toys neatly in bins or baskets. It keeps them out of sight when playtime is over, and your living room (and you!) will breathe a sigh of relief.

7. Farewell to Unwanted Decor

Decor items have their time in the spotlight, but sometimes, they lose their charm. Tastes change, trends change and it’s easy to end up with too many decor items gathering dust. Remove any decor items that no longer spark joy. The ones you want to keep? Give them a designated spot where they can shine.

A white fireplace with minimal decorations

8. Hide Those Cables

Cables and cords can make your living room look like a tech jungle. Invest in some cord covers or get crafty with DIY solutions. A cable-free environment equals instant tidiness!

9. The Remote Control Retreat

If you’re like me, you’ll have a remote control for your TV, one for the DVD player, one for the Amazon Fire Stick – the list goes on! If remote controls seem to multiply like rabbits in your living room, corral them in one spot – a drawer, a decorative box, or even a remote control caddy. Say goodbye to the frustrating hunt for the right one.

10. Basket Bliss

Baskets are your secret weapon for conquering clutter. They’re perfect for stashing items that lack a proper home, keeping things neat and orderly. Use them for toys, blankets, magazines, or any miscellaneous objects that tend to accumulate. A strategically placed basket can also be useful for hiding clutter!

11. Embrace the Art of Letting Go

Don’t be afraid to part with items that no longer serve you. Clinging to unnecessary things only adds to the clutter. Sometimes it pays to be ruthless when decluttering – ask yourself if you really need everything. Take a deep breath, let go, and watch your living room transform.

12. Vacuum Victory

Keep your living room fresh and tidy by vacuuming regularly. Bid farewell to dirt, dust, and pesky crumbs that gather over time. Plus, it’ll give your carpet some extra life. Don’t forget to vacuum your sofas and chairs to keep them clean and fresh.

13. Surface Wipe-Down

A clean living room isn’t just about what you see; it’s also about what you touch. Wipe down surfaces like tables, shelves, and counters with a damp cloth regularly. Don’t forget your light switches, lamps, remote controls and floors. No more dust bunnies allowed! You might like Keep Your Home Clean With This 30 Minutes-a-Day Cleaning Schedule.

14. Dust for Glory

In addition to wiping, don’t forget to dust! Banish cobwebs and dust particles that can accumulate unnoticed. Regular dusting can also help if you suffer from allergies or asthma. We have a house with an open fire and I find myself dusting EVERY day to keep on top of things.

15. Lint Roller Love

Pets are adorable, but their fur can be relentless! Use a lint roller to remove pet hair, dust and other debris from your furniture. Your sofas and chairs will thank you with a fresh, fur-free look. You might also like 10 Pawsitively Amazing Hacks to Remove Pet Hair from Your Home.

Image of a light haired puppy laying on a sofa

It’s easier than you think to declutter your living room. Just set aside some time and get started. It may seem overwhelming, so take it in stages if you have a lot to do. Decluttering your living room will be worth it though when you have created a tranquil space to relax in. Remember, decluttering is not just about getting rid of stuff – it’s about curating your environment to reflect the things that truly matter to you. Only keep things you need or love – less stuff means less to clean, which can only be a good thing!

By following these 15 simple tips, you’ll create a clutter-free living room you’ll love to spend time in. Happy decluttering! 😊

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