Clear the Clutter

December 11, 2018

For many families in Hawaii, particularly those with Asian cultural roots, December is the ideal time to clear away dust and clutter and welcome the New Year with a fresh and tidy home.

We looked around for some ways to help make the task easier and found a slew of suggestions from experts in organization, decluttering, home living and yes, even feng shui. If you’re looking to give your home a thorough cleaning, or just want to organize your stuff, check out these ideas.

  • Huffpost offers 10 Tips from various experts on how to declutter your home, everything from “Know Your Clutter Personality” and “the 10-Minute Declutter Exercise” to “Manage Your Paper Trail” and “Purge Your Closet the Smart Way.”
  • Feng shui expert Alice Inoue offers a dozen tips for organizing your home – and living life – in this Honolulu Magazine feature story. Inoue talks about where to start, avoiding “past life” wardrobe syndrome and more.
  • Perhaps one of the most widely recognized names in household living, Martha Stewart suggests 10 housecleaning resolutions for the New Year, from “Pay Attention to pH” to “Understand Common Pollutants – and Then Treat Them.”