Living in clutter can be very stressful. You're never quite sure of where your things are, and there's never a clean table for you to work on. Don't let your family become accustomed to living that way. Turn things around with these decluttering and organizing tips from our very own GIRLTalkers.

1. showermist

Ang rule ko to de-clutter, kung hindi ko gagamitin in the next year or two, tapon o pamigay. To organize, lahat sa drawers. Mine is strategically designed para malinis pa ring tingnan (Here's my rule when it comes to decluttering: if you're not going to use it in the coming year or so, throw it away or give it to someone who might need it. To stay organized, I keep all my stuff in drawers. Mine are strategically placed so they still look neat.). My place is minimalist: clean lines, glass, mostly white, and a bit of subdued colour.

2. aquacharly

Hanging folders are easiest to file into. Just dump [your files] into the appropriate hanging folder. Tapos when you have free time, saka mo i-punch and file in the folder. Madali din i-retrieve—kesa bukas bukas ka pa ng brown envelopes (When you have free time, punch and file in folders afterward. That way, your files are easier to retrieve--you don't need to shuffle through generic brown envelopes when you have to look for something that you need.).

3. Kim

I'm sort of "allergic" to clutter, so to prevent it from getting out of hand, I clean up as I come and go. Pag may nakita akong nakakalat, ligpit or tapon agad (When I see something out of place, I make sure to clean or throw it away immediately.). It becomes more stressful kasi for me if I let them build up, tapos allot ako ng one day to clean up everything.

4. XploreUnli

To declutter and organize your homes, I recommend the use of a vacuum compressed bag. Plastic siya na pang store ng mga clothes, comforters, pillows, jackets, etc. Nako-compress siya para sobrang save sa space ng cabinet. [Plus, it's] waterproof and mothproof.

(Photo from indulgy via Tesa Meade on Pinterest)

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