You may want to block it out in chunks of a few hours, over the course of several weekends or days off. If you don’t prioritize organizing it will never get done, so write it down and stick to it!
If you haven’t used an item in the last year, it needs to go in a trash bag or donation pile.
Got more than one of the same thing? Toss or donate it. You do NOT need a second one!
Create a designated spot for the items you are keeping. Everything needs a home.
The great aspect of organizing items into homes within your existing furniture is that they’re totally camouflaged. There are many storage containers made especially for those strange, underutilized spaces.
Even if you can’t see into the box or inside the back of a dark cabinet, you still know what items are in there.
It’s a little frightening to part with those treasured items, especially if you’re new to digital storage, but once you see how much it cuts back on paper clutter, you’ll be convinced.
Turn your “don’t keep” pile into three categories: trash, sell and donate.
Keeping your home organized and decluttered is where the real challenge comes in! You need a shift in your mindset and incorporate organizing into your daily life.