Whether you are decluttering to live in or sell these tips will make your attempt more successful.
TAKE A PHOTO
Snap a photo of a room and then use it to look objectively at your space. Try and identify things that look out of place or cluttered. Hopefully you will feel slightly more removed and it will help you be more ruthless about the declutter.
COUNT YOUR CLOTHES
Pick a number and allow yourself to only use this amount of clothes. For example try 12 tops, 12 bottoms, 12 dresses/suits. Pack away everything else and try it for 12 months to see if you can do it. You can pick any number it doesn’t have to be 12, but this exercise will make you choose more carefully because of the limited number.
NONE SHALL PASS
Pull out every single item in a cupboard or wardrobe and look at it. Make a decision if it should be put back, tossed, donated or relocated. Wipe out the cupboard and start with another shelf/area. Cleaning the surface will ensure you have addressed every single item. Trust us – you will get rid of a lot more this way.