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Let Go of What You Don't Love
Chan encourages clients to declutter all the time, but she says it's especially beneficial in the last few days of the year. "When you let go of things in an intentional way, you make room for new and better things to come in," she says. Artwork, furniture, clothing and pantry items are all good places to start, she says. If you're feeling guilty about parting with something, Chan suggests this ritual: Thank the item for what it's given you, and then donate it with the knowledge that it will go to someone else who needs it. "It's often the memory of [the thing] that serves us—not the actual thing," she says.