Real Simple has some great clutter busting tips online right now. The first tip is great. Pretend like you are moving. Would you really pay or want to have somebody move that into your new house?
One of my friends is moving right now and is excited by the clean slate – she gets to decide what to take out of those boxes and what she can get rid of.
But, if you aren’t really moving, you can at least pretend. (Decluttering is more fun when you pretend.) Here’s the rest of the article:
Clutter Busting Secrets