Today is the day to go through your old stuff and clean out what you don't need and appreciate the old stuff that you want to keep. Go shopping for antiques and get more old stuff!
Questions to Ask Yourself
Does this item spark joy?
Do you have duplicates?
Can you make this into something else?
Do you really need this? (future tense when buying things)
A good place to start is somewhere that is a place of constant use like the bathroom or kitchen versus the closet or all the knicknacks on your shelves. A good rule of thumb when organizing anything, pull everything out that way you have a clean slate to work with. Also, make sure to thoroughly clean the space you are organizing.
Bathrooms and Kitchen
Pull everything out, clean the cabinets/shelves because there is bound to be something that leaked. First, look through things and throw out what is expired, things you don’t really use, duplicates of things. If you’re like most people and gravitate toward the pinterest versions of organization - the best hack is to find organization buckets and labels that way future you will know what you have and where everything is. Also, whatever you aren’t using, have duplicates of or just things that don’t spark joy make a pile for later.
Again pull everything out, that way you have a fresh slate to work with. First, organize clothing by category (swimwear, jackets, pants, socks etc) then look through things that no longer fit or spark joy. Then begin to go through the things looking if you have extras, duplicates, what you actually wear, and what you haven’t worn in years. Put the maybes in a separate box and store to revisit at a later date. Everything you get rid of put aside for later.
Sentimental Things and Miscellaneous
For all the mementos and things that have been passed down or those weird extra office supplies we keep. Everything that can be digitized like photos, art work, paperwork etc. do it will save you space. Or at the very least find a special place for all those mementos to go. Those weird gifts you get that aren’t really your cup of tea and don’t really hold any value say thank you and get rid of them.
The Things You’re Getting Rid Of
All of the things you have decided to get rid of before you trash them if they are random gifts, clothes, objects, art or office supplies etc. here is what to do first:
Reuse them (turn other furniture or materials into something else (all of my 500 sports jackets I am making into a quilt)
Donate, gift, sell objects or clothing
Find a place that takes office and art supplies
Overall, this day isn’t for you to get rid of everything you own, but rather to take a look at the spots in your life that are a bit cluttered and have been on your to-do list for far too long. So make a list, watch some Marie Kondo (it's fabulous in my opinion) and sit down and actually do it.