1. To ensure success in almost any project, it takes a plan. Take a few minutes. Sit down with pen (not pencil) and paper and do a bit of thinking. What about your surroundings bothers you the most? What things are under your immediate control? How much money is in your budget to make changes? Do you want to make changes first that don’t cost a lot of money? Most of us want to take the less expensive trial run first!
2. What do you have for resources? Do you have family members or friends that can help? What do you have in the way of storage supplies? How much stuff do you have versus how much space to store it in?
3. How much time to you have to devote to the project? This really depends a lot on how important it is to you to make a change in your surroundings. Really, really – how important is it? I can tell from personal experience that doing my first decluttering mission at home – alone- did not seem like much fun. In fact, it wasn’t. However, making that first effort paid giant rewards. It showed me that a couple of days with a real plan enabled me to do much to change how I lived. It also changed how I felt about myself.
If you don’t have the energy and you don’t think you have the time. Take those first steps: plan, sort and execute that first mission. You will be amazed at what a difference it will make.