Tips for Decluttering Your Home

Getting to know some simple tips for decluttering your home can help make the process faster. At Onestop Disposal, we want to help make the decluttering process as simple as possible. That is why, in addition to our bin rental services, our professional team has put together some tips to help you declutter your home quickly and efficiently.

1. Set Goals

Before you start decluttering your home, it is always a good idea to make a plan and to set specific goals to help reduce frustration as you go. Some of the things that you should consider when making a plan for decluttering your home include:

  • Create a list of all the rooms you want to tackle.
  • Figure out which rooms you should prioritize.
  • Tackle one room or one space at a time.
  • Set attainable completion dates for each phase of the decluttering process.
  • Plan time to work on areas that will take longer than a few hours to declutter.

2. Create a Sorting System

Having a sorting system while going through the rooms in your home will help make the process smoother and cutdown on any frustration. Consider creating your own sorting method or using the three-box method, which is the most popular sorting method for decluttering spaces.

The Three-Box Method

The three-box method forces you to make a decision for each item by sorting them into three different boxes or piles:

  1. Keep
  2. Get Rid of
  3. Put in Storage

3. Get Rid of the Clutter

Once you have decided which items you want to get rid of, the items will need to be disposed of properly. Some of the options for getting rid of items in your home include:


All recyclable glass, plastics, and paper can go straight into the recycling bin or can be dropped off at the nearest recycling centre. Many electronics can also be recycled at most recycling centres.


Items that are still in good condition—clothes, shoes, and other household items—can easily be donated to a local charity or thrift store; however, make sure to check the charity’s donation guidelines before dropping off your items.

Having a Garage Sale

If you are looking to make a little cash off of your unwanted items, consider having a garage sale or selling your items online.

Renting a Dumpster

Renting a dumpster bin is an affordable and stress-free option for getting rid of lots of items or larger household items all at once. A dumpster bin rental company will be able to drop the bin off at your home and then pick it up when you are finished with it.

If you would like to learn more tips for decluttering your home, or if you are interested in our dumpster bin rentals, please contact Onestop Disposal at 604-613-5271 or by filling out a contact form on our website.