How To Clean an EXTREMELY Cluttered House + Signs of a Problem Test

Your Extremely Cluttered House or Apartment Could Be A Sign Of a Problem – Here’s How To Know If It’s a Problem and How To Clean It Up.. even if you have ZERO energy to deal with it.

Ready to finally clean your very cluttered home but you’re drowning in clutter EVERYWHERE and feel like garbage?

That’s ok, we’ve all been there!

Here’s a plan to declutter your cluttered, messy home the fast and easy way even if you feel hopeless and overwhelmed.

Below are tips and tricks for decluttering and cleaning your home no matter HOW bad your clutter is or how bad YOU feel… and how to KNOW if YOUR clutter is a real problem.

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Signs Of A Problem?

Now, I’m not a doctor and not here to “diagnose” you, ok?

But I can tell you this with complete confidence from a “been there, done that” viewpoint.

An extremely cluttered house IS almost always a sign of a problem.

We’ve talked about WHY you’re a cluttered MESS before here so I won’t repeat myself.

However, your clutter situation IS a problem if all your STUFF is preventing you from living, and ENJOYING, the life YOU want to live.

Being surrounded by clutter can cause ALL kinds of issues with sleep and anxiety – it can even decrease our productivity.

Thing is – clutter doesn’t bother EVERYONE. We all have our own tolerance levels.

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Here’s a quick litmus test to get a grasp on YOUR tolerance level to help you gauge how much of a problem YOUR clutter is for YOU:

Think about how you feel when you walk in YOUR home vs how you feel when you walk into a nice hotel room…

If YOUR home = feelings of overwhelm and anxiety…

and nice hotel room = calm and relaxed…

Your clutter IS a problem for YOU.

Don’t you DESERVE to live in a space that makes you feel calm and relaxed? YES! You DO!

Bottom Line: It’s very important to get your clutter under control.

You will thank yourself for doing it.

Thankfully, there are many decluttering strategies that can help YOU and YOUR time availability and level of overwhelm.

No matter WHICH plan or strategy you pick, please follow it and do it.

Take it as slow and easy as is comfortable for you, but removing the clutter from your home WILL make you feel so much better about everything.

Whether that clutter makes you feel depressed, angry or just plain ol’ STRESSED OUT, it’s a problem that CAN be fixed.

Here’s how to clean a messy cluttered house step by step and room by room.

If you want to learn how to clean your messy and cluttered house in 2 hours, in a day, in a week or 30 days, you need a Declutter Your Home checklist and plan to get started – here’s some options that help.

There ARE house cleaning secrets to know where to START clearing clutter – those little tips and tricks Professional Organizers use really help once you know them.

Should I Hire Someone?

You don’t need a cleaning service or an organization company to do it FOR you, you just need a simple checklist and a plan of action to START cleaning that messy cluttered house TODAY.

Clutter sure has a way of sneaking in the house and MULTIPLYING, doesn’t it?

One day, your house is “fine” – the next, it’s a CLUTTERED MESS!

So let’s DO something about it!

Common Questions

Below are some VERY common questions we get about decluttering and clutter control solutions…

Q. I need a REALLY simple way to slowly get the clutter OUT of my house that does NOT make me feel overwhelmed – any ideas? (answer)

Q. How can I MOTIVATE myself to clean my cluttered house? I have NO motivation at all lately – in fact, I’ve been feeling kinda sad and depressed lately due to life circumstances… (answer)

Q. My question is about getting started – How do I START clearing clutter to get some sort of control on my situation? (answer)

Q. I just don’t understand clutter and really need some tips and thoughts for BEGINNERS to this whole decluttering thing – Do you have help for me? (answer)

Q. How can I stop being lazy and just clean my house? Are there “hacks” for lazy girls like me? (answer)

Q. I have a LOT of stuff – and yes, it’s all CLUTTER! I’m worried I might have hoarding tendencies… any help for that? (answer)

Q. Any tips for how to clean a REALLY messy room step by step that’s not overwhelming and too hard to do? (answer)

Ok, let’s jump in to getting YOUR cluttered house clean…

Getting Started

In my opinion, the HARDEST part of cleaning is the whole **getting MOTIVATED to clean** part – especially when you feel like GARBAGE and feel so overwhelmed!

If YOU need cleaning motivation to clear the clutter and simplify your life, read this post.

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Feeling Lazy?

If those tips to get motivated to clean your cluttered house don’t help and you’re just feeling lazy…

Try these genius cleaning hacks for lazy people.

Lazy cleaning tips and cleaning hacks to clean a messy cluttered house FAST - even if feeling overwhelmed

How To Clean Any Cluttered Room FAST

Decluttering room by room is really the smartest way to tackle a messy cluttered house.

Here’s how to declutter your room step by step.

How to clean a cluttered house FAST - clean any room fast step by step and room by room to an uncluttered house on a budget - even if feeling overwhelmed

Decluttering Your Cluttered Kitchen

I don’t know about YOU, but my kitchen just seems to magically attract ALL THE CLUTTER.

Why oh WHY does EVERYONE drop their clutter and STUFF in the kitchen!?!?

Same thing happens in your house?

Here’s help:

Here’s a quick and easy way to clean a cluttered kitchen.

Clean a cluttered kitchen FAST with these declutter and organizing tips to get a clutter free kitchen the easy way - even if you're overwhelmed by your messy, cluttered house!

De-Junk Your Junk Drawer

The biggest pet-peeve in my home is my JUNK drawer – it collects all the junk and clutter we don’t know what to do with.

Need help with that?

Read: Junk Drawer Organizing Hacks

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On a Budget?

Organizing your home on a budget can be an extra challenge when you don’t have the money to pay someone to help you or to buy fancy organizers for your home.

These tips will help you get organized on a budget.

Cleaning tips and tricks from professional organizers to help you declutter and organize your home on a budget even if feeling overwhelmed with no motivation

More Cluttered House Organizing Ideas

We have a TON more organizing ideas for YOUR cluttered house below… Be sure to keep scrolling.

As always, feel free to share with your friends and family who are ALSO stressed out and overwhelmed by their messy, cluttered house.

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My House Was a MESS!
And my anxiety was through the roof!

I needed a plan to get it together - it was all pushing me over the edge.

Thing is - we LIVE here... I never had the fantasy that my home would ever look "Pinterest perfect".

I simply wanted more control, less clutter and much less anxiety.

I finally found something that worked for ME.
  • My house is now easier to clean - I can now clean it in minutes, instead of hours.
  • I can now actually FIND the things I'm looking for.
  • I learned some simple decluttering systems that make me much more efficient every day - and I'm more relaxed and less overwhelmed all the time (finally)
  • My house now looks pretty darn good almost all the time.
  • Best of all - I no longer stress about guests unexpectedly showing up.
Turns out, it was so much easier to do than I ever expected.

This is how I did it.

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