1. Have the right supplies on hand before you begin – boxes, bins, sticky notes and sharpies for labelling categories & trash bags.
  2. Create a staging area. Consider using a folding table to sort the items you are going thru. Look at each item or each group of items in this staging area and be sure you have enough light to see what you are considering.
  3. Approach your decluttering projects at the time of day that you have the most energy.
  4. Take breaks when you need to – you will make better decisions this way.
  5. Consider the conditions of the space – working in an attic space in August might not be the best plan.