How do you declutter when you are so overwhelmed you don't even know where to start?
With something super small and easy to do. Or with whatever is the most overwhelming thing for you. There really is no right or wrong way to start, the key is that you start. There are two ways to declutter when everything is overwhelming
Start with the easiest thing to declutter, so you aren't overwhelmed by the decluttering too
The hardest part of decluttering is thinking about it, and thinking about decluttering can be very overwhelming. What most people don't realize is that decluttering is actually very therapeutic and soothing.
Rarely, if ever, have I seen someone regret their decluttering. The act itself is productive, and satisfying. Unlike other vices decluttering actually moves your life forward in a positive way as well.
Once you are done, you look around and just FEEL good and like a weight has been lifted.
Choose one small thing to declutter. Make it so small it almost seems insignificant, something like a spice cabinet. Feel the relief of getting it done, and discard the old things. Then let it snowball into the next small project.
One thing at a time you will find that your clutter is leaving your home, and it doesn't have to be overwhelming.
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You can also choose the thing that is most overwhelming
There seems to be two kinds of people. The ones who want to ease into it with small projects like above, and then people who want to just dive in and do it all.
There is no right or wrong way to do it, so if the small easy project doesn't appeal to you like above, dive in head first!
Declutter the most overwhelming, and daunting project first. For some this is an area like a garage. Many find it motivating to just get the hardest part out of the way and then go back and do smaller projects in the cracks of their days.
I have seen moms rent dumpsters and just go all out to begin with. This is okay! Whatever gets you going is what you should do.
Ultimately, it all has to get done, so it doesn't matter what order you do it in.