Tip 1. Expect the unexpected.
You never know what is around the corner and decluttering your home on a regular basis can make a huge difference to your state of mind, even if you aren’t thinking of moving.
Tip 2. Open a drawer once a week.
You’ll be surprised what you can accomplish if you make a date on your calendar once a week for 15 minutes. Clear out a junk drawer. Get rid of those socks that don’t match. Do a shelf in your linen closet. This is a good weekly habit that’s easy to do.
Tip 3. Books, books, books.
Sort through one shelf of books – only put back what you really, really want to keep and send the ones that are in good shape to your local library or place of worship. Consider buying an iPad or other tablet for all your future reading.
Tip 4. What’s in that closet?
You may be holding onto some clothes but haven’t worn them for a while – why not recycle some of your older things? Once you have made a decision, get them out of your home as quickly as possible, before you change your mind! Then you can treat yourself to something new.
Tip 5. Have you been in your basement lately?
Don’t be afraid. Go down those steps and pick a corner. Create three piles: things to keep; things for family and friends; and the third for removal.