So many voices out there want to tell you the best way to declutter and organize your home and it can be completely overwhelming! Who do you listen to? Who has the best tips? Who is relatable to your specific situation? Today, I’m going to share some of the leaders I’ve found in the decluttering and organizing space who’ve made a big impact on me as I’ve been learning how to declutter and organize a small home.
By the end of this post, you will discover exactly where you need to go for the type of organizing and decluttering advice you are looking for.
Are you ready? Let’s do it!
Leader #1: Do It On a Dime
Katherine of the YouTube channel Do It On A Dime has been making home organization videos on YouTube since 2011. She is upbeat, down-to-earth, and knows how to get a space organized quickly with great products that won’t break the bank.
I originally found her when I was pregnant with our first child and in full nesting mode. I found a pantry organization video she did, and from that point on, I was hooked! Since she’s been at this for a decade, you can find a video for basically any area of the house you want to declutter and organize. She is a master at finding great organizing containers for really cheap (hello, Dollar Tree!) and actually using them in a way that works long-term.
Katherine has two kids and knows well the curve balls life can throw us as wives and moms. Go to her channel for the organizing tips, stay for the encouragement!
Leader #2: Dana K. White (A Slob Comes Clean)
Dana White is awesome for so many reasons, but here is the primary one: she is not a natural neat freak (as evidenced by the name of her blog). It seems that so many people who are experts in organizing and decluttering are naturally good at it and love to do it. But what if you find it stressful and awful? If that’s you, Dana is your girl.
Dana has been blogging for twelve years and with two books, a podcast, a YouTube channel and more to her name, she is a true expert in the world of decluttering and organization. She’s real about her messes, she shares what’s working, and she gets into the mindset of a person who struggles with decluttering and organizing. I’ve found her to be refreshingly honest and helpful when it comes to the boots-on-the-ground reality of keeping a home.
Check out her website and see if she doesn’t bring you some hope, encouragement and a good laugh, too!
Leader #3: Dawn (The Minimal Mom)
Dawn has taken her family on a journey towards minimalism over the last several years (she has a husband and four kids), and in my opinion, she is one of the most approachable, relatable people in this space of decluttering and organizing.
Dawn is a minimalist, but her flavor of minimalism is extremely flexible, non-judgmental and family friendly. You can find her blog posts at ithinkwecouldbefriends.com, but her YouTube channel is where you can find the real gold. Dawn posts videos on decluttering (everything from paper clutter to sentimental items), and she comes at it from the perspective of a real mom trying to keep a real home functioning smoothly. Her honesty and ability to laugh at herself are so refreshing.
Check out her YouTube channel (I especially found her playlist on simplifying kids toys tremendously helpful).
Leader #4: Cassandra Aarssen (Clutterbug)
You can find Cassandra’s blog at clutterbug.me. She has written four books and has a great YouTube channel and a thriving podcast. She teaches there are four different organizing styles, so you can go to her website and figure out which one describes you best!
More than being fun, however, these styles can help you understand better how you’re wired and what’s the best strategy to help you with decluttering and organizing your space in a way that makes sense to your personality.
Cassandra is a wealth of information and I find her resources to be practical and useful in the quest towards a cozy, clutter-free home. She has lots of printable checklists and helpful posts that get right to the heart of how to succeed with your decluttering and organizing.
Check her out for yourself and see what you think!
Leader #5: Natalie Bennett
I originally discovered Natalie through a baby sleep video she did on YouTube (my babe was up throughout the night and I was desperate for help…and sleep!) Especially over the last year, Natalie has turned the focus of her YouTube channel more towards minimalism, decluttering and living happier with less stuff.
I really connected with Natalie because our homes are roughly the same size (we have one less bathroom), and I have been so inspired at how she makes small spaces beautiful and is committed to decluttering and minimalism. She also preaches getting creative and using what you have, so a bedroom organization project doesn’t mean she runs out and spends $500 on a closet organization system. My type of girl!
Natalie has three kids seven and under, so she definitely understands the busy life of a mom, and she’s super honest about how her home does not stay clean and perfect 100% of the time. She’s even re-decluttered areas which became cluttered again after doing the initial project. Now that’s honesty!
Check our Natalie’s YouTube channel for practical, real-life tips on decluttering and organization. You will not be sorry!
As you can see, there are some great resources out there if you’re a mom feeling overwhelmed about decluttering and organizing. You are not alone, and I would encourage you to read some of these moms’ posts and watch some of their videos as you start planning your journey towards a decluttered and organized home. You can do this!
If you’ve found another resource for decluttering and organizing that’s been helpful to you, please share it in the comments! I’m always looking for more tips and ideas from moms who have the same goal I do: to create a flourishing home through decluttering, organizing, and decorating on a budget.
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