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.