Zero Dollar Makeover through Decluttering

I immediately feel a home transformation when removing excess clutter or repurposing items throughout the home.  This is a Zero Dollar Makeover achieved simply by decluttering!   It might sound obvious but a clutter-free home improves the look of your home instantly.

Get a Zero Dollar Makeover: decluttering all surfaces in a room will automatically transform your home
Start decluttering by removing everything from all surfaces to give a Zero Dollar Makeover

Start decluttering one room at a time by removing everything from all surfaces.  Evaluate each item keeping only what you love.  The clean look will immediately transform that space.

Eliminate “clutter-catchers” within the room.

    • Hang up clothing tossed on a coat tree in a coat closet and donate the tree to charity.
    • Gather reading material in magazine racks and toss what you have read into a recycle bin.
    • Sort through the family “drop-zone” each day and keep only what you need.

It is easy to open up your space by eliminating items to create a flow-friendly space.  Refresh and renew any space in your home by decluttering, and don’t forget to donate the excess.

 

Neighborhood Home Décor Swap

Everyone has items they have either outgrown or no longer need.  Trust me, your neighbors are in the same predicament.  With this in mind, organize a neighborhood home décor swap and many homes can get a Zero Dollar Makeover.  

Create a colorful display around a piece of dishware to give a Zero Dollar Makeover
Create a display around a piece of dishware

The swap is a fun way to obtain new items and give away home décor and furnishings from days gone by.  This is a great way to freshen up two homes at once!

Similar to a garage sale, neighbors barter without money and items are exchanged.  Set up guidelines such as the type of items to be bartered and a return policy. Now, socialize with your neighbors and exchange home decor.

 

One in, one out rule:

You have probably heard of the “one in, one out” rule: for every item you buy or receive, you get rid of something else. Whether it be a “new” item from your neighborhood home décor swap, from a shopping spree or keepsakes from family, when you bring an additional item into the house, take one the door.

 

Shop your home for free accent pieces

Think of you home as an inexpensive boutique filled with beautiful accessories.    Before you log into Wayfair to buy new decor, shop your home for free accent pieces!

    • Do you have a funky piece of mid-century modern dishware? Remove it from the cupboard and create a colorful display around it!
    • Repurpose a beautiful large scarf into a table runner to spruce up the look of your dining room.

By using what you already have in the house, you will achieve the Zero Dollar Makeover with no additional clutter.

Repurpose a beautiful large scarf into a table runner to spruce up the look of your dining room. This is an easy Zero Dollar Makeover.
Repurpose a beautiful scarf into a table runner
Shop your house for free accent pieces to give your home a Zero Dollar Makeover
Shop your house for free accent pieces

 

By repurposing items, we realize what is old becomes new again.  It’s a perfect way to do a Zero Dollar Makeover while decluttering your home.

Contact Clear the Clutter to find out how you can do a Zero Dollar Makeover.

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