Your Easiest Decluttering Starting Point
If you're stuck, start by setting a small goal, like tossing expired items found in your bathroom, bedroom, kitchen and closets. Not only are expired items the main thing Ashley Murphy and Molly Graves, the founders of NEAT Method
, see their clients overlook, but they find getting rid of them encourages people to do more. Begin by checking the usual items, such as sunscreen
, but don't forget about maple syrup, dish detergent and motor oil. (Use Real Simple's handy guideline
for more surprising household staples that have expiration dates.) Once these items are gone, you'll see what you really
need to organize.