One of the most important parts of the decluttering process is establishing a place for all of your belongings. If you don’t have a set place for where your things live they will quickly find their way onto countertops, floors, or other random places. This will make your house appear cluttered, despite your efforts to remove unwanted items.

Below is a list of common items that are typically found randomly around a home, creating a cluttered look. Check out the list and see if any apply to you. You may need to create a home for some of these items or even rehome them if they never make it to where they belong.



Bills that need to be paid

Things that need to be fixed 

The book you are reading

Reading glasses/ sunglass




Pet toys/ accessories 

Join the conversation. Leave a comment below sharing where you keep some of these common items.