I find de-cluttering overwhelming – depressing, exhausting, paralyzing. So I tried a different method – I will give myself ONE week to do ONE thing. A few weeks ago it was cleaning and decluttering the bathroom. I would spend ten minutes clearing out a drawer full of unused makeup, and the next day half an hour scrubbing the shower, but it worked!! It was the only thing on my to-do list aside from the bare-bones basics, like cook dinner & feed the dogs.
This week it’s decluttering all the paper – it’s in my living room, kitchen, bedroom, and utility room. So far I’ve made great strides and of course, I have a little shredder for anything personal. I may need a second week, even a third, but it’s working so far.