Decluttering isn’t about throwing everything away. It’d about losing what’s useless and ugly in order to have space for things that are useful and beautiful.
Feeling overwhelmed by clutter? Tackle a single drawer or shelf at a time. Set a timer for 20 minutes and stop when the alarm goes off. You’ll be amazed at what you can get done!
To get over that mental block that prevents you from organising your life, tidy up first thing in the morning. Once the chore is done, you’re free to do what you want for the rest of the day.
Perhaps I shouldn’t say this (!) but always start to declutter before buying storage boxes, sheving etc. otherwise you’re shooting in the dark. If you don’t know how much you own, how can you buy the right solution for your needs?
Get rid of broken appliances, computers or sporting equipment. If you haven’t fixed them by now, you never will.
Creating a sense of order can be an imaginative process, so think laterally. Wicker trunks, woven baskets, seagrass drawers and antique valises work just as well as more conventional storage boxes or files.