A new survey in America has found that 1 in 11 households in America have a self storage unit to store their excess belongings, this amounts to 8 square feet for every person that lives in the U.S. this compares with less than 1 square foot per person in the U.K
Clear off a work surface. You want to get your house so that all surfaces are clear of clutter. Maybe you have a toaster or bread maker on the side, maybe a scented candle. So start with one side. Clear off everything possible, except maybe one or two vital things. That bread maker that you haven’t used since last year? Put it in the cupboard! Clear off all papers and all the other rubbish you’ve been throwing on the side too.
Fill one rubbish bag. One of my favourite decluttering techniques is to grab a simple large rubbish bag and see how quickly I can fill it. While much of what I collect is rubbish, this could also be used to fill a bag for your local charity shop.