Conquer the Clutter

You might be thinking, “Declutter every day? No way am I doing that!” But this type of decluttering isn’t a major chore, it’s just the daily maintenance required to keep excess stuff from slowly taking over your life. Taking a few minutes to clean out these spots on a daily basis will keep you in control of your space. If you’re not already doing it, here are ten areas you should declutter every day.


There are many benefits of an organized handbag, being able to find your keys, to name just one. Every day when you get home, go through your bag and toss out any trash that has accumulated and any items that you don’t need to be lugging around. If you’re planning on using a different bag the next day, make the switch at night so you don’t add yet another task to your busy morning.


Remove any receipts and paper scraps, organize your bills, make sure your cards are in the right slots (and that nothing is missing), and remove excess coins filling up your change purse.

Clothes Pile

If you tend to stack up clean laundry without putting it away or create a “floordrobe” (or throw everything on your bedroom chair) while getting dressed, take a few minutes each day to sort out your pile of clothes. Folding and hanging up a few pieces of clothing daily is easier than waiting to deal with a clothes mountain once a month, so making this a part of your daily routine makes more sense.

Desks and Workspaces

Whether you work from home or in an office building, workshop, studio, or any other type of space, you deserve a clean work area. At the end of the day, check for items that are out of place or don’t belong on your desk or in your workspace. Dispose of any trash and return items that belong elsewhere to their proper place.


One day, you’re feeling too lazy to carry your empty coffee cup out of the car, and before you know it you’ll be commuting in a veritable trash can on wheels. When you get out of the car, bring your takeout bags, gum wrappers, and empty water bottles with you.  

Source: The Spruce