1. MAKE A PLAN
Before you start tearing through the cupboards, make a plan of which room you are going to tackle first and what your end goal is. A written down plan is a well executed plan. Not sure where to start? Pick the room that has the least to do to get warmed up, then work your way to the bigger rooms as you gain momentum.
2. SET TIME ASIDE EACH DAY
Decluttering can be a very overwhelming process, but it also is such a liberating experience. The process can range from 30 minutes to a couple of hours each day depending on how confident you feel. If you feel like it is getting too much then it is time to walk away for the day, debrief and try again the following day.
3. COMPARTMENTALISE YOUR BELONGINGS
Keep, Maybe, Charity, and Sell. These are the 4 categories I use when I work with clients. The maybe pile is always quite interesting as I encourage my clients to place items with an uncertain fate in this pile and we reassess at the end. This method saves alot of time as making an instantaneous decisions on every single item is not the easiest. The sell pile is one of my favorites, as there are so many platforms out there that allow you to sell your belongings. I have used and recommended the following sites to my clients Depop, One Scope Store, eBAY, Little Lives and reGAIN.