Take it one area at a time.
Going room by room will help you break the big project into more manageable tasks. It also gives you hits of personal satisfaction as you knock out each section, which we find is extra helpful in staying motivated.
When looking to downsize anything around the house, you can lean on the wisdom coined by Emily Ley, Marie Kondo, and 19th-century designer William Morris. Is your item the best one you have, your favorite, frequently necessary, beautiful, or spark joy? If the answer to all those questions is no, then it’s time to part ways.
Consider keeping a ‘donation box’ in a convenient location. When you come across something that no longer meets the above criteria, put it in the box. When the box is full, pass along the contents.
Ready to start? Here are a few quick checklists for tackling the whole house.