Illustration: Joe McKendry

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Rule #8: If You're Stalling Out, Try Repeating a Declutter Mantra
A few of our favorite Peter Walsh–isms...

"That ugly sweater your mother gave you is not your mother."

"You only have the space you have."

"Flat surfaces are not storage areas."

"When you put things into a pile to deal with 'later,' you have lost the battle."

"Everything in your home should reflect your vision for the life you want."