How To Declutter Your Entertainment Center

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Today's mission is to declutter your entertainment center and/or whatever room you keep much of your media and games in.


This mission is designed to be done while we work on the CD & DVD Organization and Storage Challenge, which is part of the 52 Week Organized Home Challenge here on the site.

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However, it occurs to me it would also be suitable to do when working on the Organize Living & Family Room Challenge or even the Organize Toys & Games Challenge, depending on what types of items you keep within your entertainment center.

Suffice it to say, you do this mission whenever you need!

Further, depending on how much stuff you've got filling up your entertainment center this mission may take a little amount of time, or a lot.

Make sure to work on it in fifteen minute intervals to keep yourself from getting overwhelmed or taking too much on at once. If you need, work on one shelf or cabinet at a time.

The instructions for this mission are a bit amorphous because I've found that just about everyone has something different in these pieces of furniture.

Whatever is in there though, make sure you clear out trash, remove items that don't belong, and get rid of things that you've not even used for a long time.

Common items that you may find in an entertainment center may already have their own Declutter 365 mission (some with accompanying articles). These can include:
  • CDs and other music (mission later this week)

  • DVDs or other videos (mission later this week)

  • Video games, consoles and controllers (mission during the Organize Toys & Games Challenge week)

  • Cords and wires (mission during the Home Office Organization Challenge week)

  • Books (mission during the Book Organization Challenge)

  • Magazines (mission during the Magazine & Newspaper Organization Challenge)
I'd love to hear what types of items you've got inside your entertainment center, so tell me in the comments below.

If you've got time once you declutter this space you can organize what's left in there a bit and tidy up.

Also, this may be the time to tackle some of the cords and wires around your TV and other electronics to make them look more presentable instead of a crazy mess.

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Before & After Photos When Decluttered Entertainment Room

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Seeing what other readers and participants in the Declutter 365 missions have done can be helpful to give you an idea of what you can do for yourself, and to get you inspired.

Here's a series of photos, above, sent in by a reader, Julie, who already did this mission.

Julie said of the before photos, "This is the current disaster room that I am working on. Yikes! This is one of our rooms that rarely ever gets messy or unorganized but my SIL gave us a ton of extra movies so they are all lying around in totes and boxes. I'm over this mess! Diggin in!"

Then, of the after photos she said, "I have finally reclaimed my entertainment room! Whew! All movies are put away, alphabetized, and all VHS are in protective plastic cases. Everything we don't want is boxed up in the car going either to nieces and nephew or being sold/donated. Yay!!!"

Great job Julie! There's a marked difference between the before and after photos! You did well!

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Are You Ready To Get Rid Of Your Entertainment Center Clutter?

Decluttered and organized entertainment center in a living room {featured on Home Storage Solutions 101}


Here's another photo above, sent in by a reader, Josie, who wanted to show off her decluttered "Video game consoles, controllers, and games, and movies."

Are You Ready To Declutter Your Home?

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When you begin to declutter the feeling you get is contagious, so if you're loving the results you're getting I would encourage you to keep going.

I hope seeing these pictures and instructions have inspired you to get rid of your own clutter in your entertainment center or room.

I've got a whole series of 15 minute decluttering missions (eventually 365 of them!) that you can do.

Just pick and choose the ones you want to do, that will make a big impact in your home. But if you want someone else to tell you the order you can also grab the 15 minute daily decluttering mission calendars and follow along as we all get our homes clutter free together!

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