Just thinking about getting organizing can be overwhelming. If you start small and create a routine, you’ll be organized before you know it!
1) Don’t try to do too much at one time. Even if you spend just 15 minutes a day decluttering, you will make progress.
2) Once you have decluttered and decided what you are keeping, make sure everything has a place and is labeled, so there is no question where things go and where to find them.
3) Resist the urge to keep things you don’t need. If you haven’t decluttered in a really long time you are bound to find some “treasures.” If you didn’t know you had it and weren’t missing it, chances are you don’t need it.
4) Keep away paper clutter. If you have no immediate need for it, pitch it. Act on papers as soon as you touch them. Decide whether to trash, recycle, shred, file, or review.