-If you haven't worn it all winter or all summer, or whatever the season is....get rid of it! If you didn't wear that red sweater with the fuzzballs all over it this winter....you won't wear it next winter.
-If you're hubby is like mine and completely resists decluttering due to the time it takes...break it down into sections. For example, I just asked Justin to go through his "undies" drawer today. That was manageable. Hey, one drawer is better than none!
-You don't really need all those magazines. Take them to your local used book store. Hey, even if you get 5 or 10 cents a piece for them, it's better than having them piling up. If you just want to recylce them, cut out the ideas you like, put them into a plastic baggie or folder and file away for later use, tossing the rest of the magazine into recycle.
-Get organized before decluttering. Have a designated bag or box for each place your items will go to. (Always have a trash bag on hand too.)
-Have a box or bag somewhere (ours is in the basement) so that throughout the year when you find things you don't want/need anymore....you can take it directly to that spot. Try to clear that box out (take it to Goodwill, etc.) once a month. Or you may choose to just compile until you can have a yard sale.
-Ask yourself over those "I can't decide items"...is it better that this sits in my house collecting dust "just in case I need it" or that it goes to a home of someone that does actually need it?
-And for you "maybe I could be a little ADD--innatentive" people like myself (I kinda self-diagnosed myself during my Special Education teaching classes in college)...stick with one drawer, one dresser, one closet, and one room at a time. Don't jump. It is so tempting...but so not worth it. You'll be so much more impressed when you just stay focused. (That sorta came out like a little pep talk to myself.)
-Have fun with it! Seriously, take a deep breath and think about how much you are accomplishing even when you declutter the "junk drawer" in the kitchen.
Happy decluttering...be inspired!