Time to get rid of those things that you no longer use—regardless of what you might have spent when you first bought it. Pass it along, donate it, or ditch it. Think of all the extra closet space you gain and the good you are doing for someone who might visit Goodwill looking for just that sort of outfit!
As you work on decluttering and getting organized, don't get caught up in it all needing to be perfect. If you are making progress, you are doing GREAT! Keep it up!
The new book "The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning" is due to be published here in the US in January. Although I hate the name, it makes sense. The point of the book is that your kids, or other ones left behind, don't want your stuff, so it is time to declutter NOW, before you are gone.
In my classes, and working with clients, I always say we don't want to leave the chore of sorting through our things to our loved ones after we are gone. Well, in addition, said more bluntly, the author believes (correctly so) that they don't want our crap.
So, add this to your bucket list, but put it as #1 so you do it soon, and start decluttering.
To read more about "The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning" see the article in the Washington Post at https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/lifestyle/home/americans-are-pack-rats-swedes-have-the-solution-death-cleaning/2017/10/12/248dcf82-aebe-11e7-a908-a3470754bbb9_story.html
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Many of my clients LOVE getting products at the Container Store or Amazon for the organizing in their home. I do too! BUT, until you fully declutter, there is no point getting those products as you don't know what you will need. That should be ONLY done after ALL your sorting and decluttering is behind you. Then the fun really begins.
If you are serious about decluttering and organizing, set aside the time you need to do so. Set yourself deadlines for each area if you are one that works best with deadlines set!
Steph has been organizing for over ten years. Her simple tips here can help you get and keep organized and add calm to your life.