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Declutter + Organize in 3 Steps

As professional organizers, we follow a simple 3-step process for tackling clutter and creating organization. We’ve worked in many spaces, and we’ve seen it all! For projects big and small, we follow the same tried and true method.

Life can be a lot sometimes!

Disorganized spaces are overwhelming

It’s stressful knowing where or how to start.

You can get started right away with our insider tips below!

We will walk you through decluttering and organizing your space in just 3 easy steps. Even if you don’t live near us in Colorado Springs or are a DIY kind of person, you can conquer your clutter!

How to Declutter and Organize
Your Space in Three Easy Steps


Start by sorting items and assessing what you want to keep.

You’ll probably find lost treasures or money in this step!

Pull out items and group similar objects together.

First, put everything into one of three categories: donate, toss, or keep.
It feels good to let go of items you meant to toss.

Next, sort the “keep” pile by grouping similar items to create categories within the space.
You may see some duplicates you don’t need to keep or items you want to relocate to another space.

We’re decluttering and setting you up for success in the next step.

Action Items:

  1. Group similar items together.
  2. Separate items to throw away or donate.
  3. Relocate any items that should be stored in a separate space.
    (If you’re in Colorado Springs, check out our donation guide – your clutter could be treasure to someone else!)


Give all of your items a home. 

Let’s get organized! 

Now you have figured out the categories of items you want to keep and store in this space. 

Give each category its own area or storage bin. 

Then arrange the categories in a way that gives you the most efficient flow based on how you enjoy and use your space. This is where the fun personalization comes in!

Action Items: 

  1. Categorize items that are staying in the space.
  2. Give each item category a specific spot or bin.
  3. Arrange storage bins to give yourself the most efficient daily flow. 


Simple systems to stay organized.  

Once you get organized, the magic is managing to stay that way! 

You’ll want to lock in your results with a system that’s easy to maintain. 

We do that by labeling your shelves or storage containers to help everyone keep the system going. The last step is training ourselves with new habits to put items back into their new homes.

Action Items:  

  1. Label shelves and containers.
  2. Adopt daily habits to keep items in their homes. 
  3. Enjoy your more peaceful space!

Now you can conquer your clutter!

We’re rooting for you!

At Joyful Spaces, we provide low-stress organizing sessions in Colorado Springs to help you conquer your clutter, and transform your space to make it creatively efficient, so you can get back to what you actually love!

We know that you want to be an organized person who has it all together.
In order to do that, you need less stress from mess.

The problem is — you're surrounded by clutter, which makes you feel overwhelmed. We believe that getting your space organized shouldn't be so hard.

You shouldn't have to do it alone either!

May 7, 2023

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