If you haven’t used something in a year or more, you don’t need it. Get rid of it. If it is worth something, try to sell it. Put it on ebay or have a garage sale. Hopefully by the time you are done you will have lots of stuff you no longer need and will be able to raise a little money.
Next thing, look at you kithen counter tops. Are there things on them that you don’t use, or have never used? If so, now is a good time to get rid of them. Same goes for the cabinets and drawers. If there is stuff in there that you don’t want or need get rid of them. Don’t keep something because it was a wedding present and you feel like you should. If you never opened the box up regift it. Just try not to give it back to the person who gave it to you.
Go through your entire house. Look at all the knick knacks you have. Do you really need them all? Do they hold any real significance to you anymore? Get rid of them. They are just collecting dust. Having some stuff is ok, you don’t want an entirely empty home. However, you have to draw the line someplace. By getting rid of all the things that don’t mean anything and have no significance you will be left with only the good stuff. And you will be able to actually see them.
Remember to never just sit things down and get to them later. Letting even that one thing sit someplace it shouldn’t be will just allow you and your family to let more things sit there. Once that starts more and more things will accumulate around. If it is trash throw it out now, don’t just leave it sitting on the counter right by the trash can.
If your closet is overflowing, go through you clothes. If you have clothes that you haven’t worn in years this is a good time to get rid of them. And don’t say that they are your skinny clothes or your fat clothes. If they are you fat clothes get rid of them so you will not tempted to fit in them again. Your skinny clothes can go to. If you lose the weight reward yourself with new one. And if they are just old and ugly, why do you have them anyway?
Cleaning out your house and your clothing not only will make you home more relaxing, it could be a way to make some money on ebay. Or just donate the clothing to the poor and help out someone.