Practical tips to help you declutter your living room and get it organized! Week 2 of the Clear the Clutter Challenge
Learning how to declutter your living room is the focus of week two of the challenge! Last week, we focused on the kitchen and had a lot of fun getting rid of the clutter!
Week 2: How to Declutter the Living Room
WEEK 2 TASK: We are moving into the living room or family room. This is the place where families relax and are refreshed. It is a prime gathering spot and we want to focus on getting rid of the clutter so it can truly be a space of restoration.
The idea is that you would complete this part of the challenge in 7 days. You can break it up over the course of the week or take one day to declutter and organize. Do what works best for you and do not stress if you need longer than 7 days!
Before you start, make sure to print off the Challenge Calendar here.
For help with completing this challenge, make sure to purchase the Ultimate Decluttering Guide!
Week 2: The Living Room
Welcome to week 2 of the challenge. We will be spending the next 7 days in the living room. You can sign up to receive the free printable calendar. If you are new, look over the challenge details. Join our Clear the Clutter Facebook Group to share your progress, struggles, or questions!
Living Room Tips
Remove what does not belong.
Before you do anything, take time to go through the living room and gather up everything that does not belong. Then start a daily rhythm of doing an evening clean up. This will help you keep the clutter from taking up home where it does not belong.
Create landing zones.
Landing zones will help your living room thrive! A landing zone is a place for one item, or a group of similar items, to live. This is the home base for these items.
Landing Zones We Have in the Living Room:
- Basket for remotes
- Drawer for chargers
- Basket for dog toys
- Bin for blankets
Use baskets wisely.
Baskets are a great way to store things in space because they can easily fit the style of your home. Our television stand holds three baskets. I love that these can serve as a holder for different items and tie together a room with a simple, consistent look.
Store DVDs without the cases.
This is a project I am taking on this week. We have 2 baskets of DVDs and I want to contain it to one. In order to do this, I plan to declutter some of the DVDs and then switch the other ones to slimmer cases (like these). I will share pictures soon!
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Use creative storage for toys.
In the past, we have had more toys in the living room. Now, we just have the play kitchen because there is no room for it anywhere else. However, before we have used a long ottoman that was a great coffee table plus opened to store toys. Another option was a cube shelve system that was a great way to hide some toys when the kids were younger.
Those are my big tips for the living room! Now, make sure to head over to my co-host!
Read Jaclyn’s tips for decluttering and organizing your living room here.
Meet the Hosts of the Challenge
Jaclyn lives just outside of Cleveland, Ohio. She is a mom of three + married to her college sweetheart. She blogs about family activities and traditions, home decor, and favorite finds at Coffee, Pancakes, and Dreams.
Keri lives outside of Charleston, South Carolina with her husband and three kids. She is passionate about helping moms step out of survival mode and into a thriving life. She believes moms can thrive, even in the messy parts of motherhood. Keri shares helpful tips to cultivate an intentional life: for your home life, family life, and personal life over at Keri Lynn Snyder.
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