When trying to declutter a space, place 2 boxes or make 2 piles near where you will be working. Label the 1st box or pile "Give Away" Label the 2nd box or pile "Throw Away" Question yourself if you can't decide what to do with the item: Does this make me happy? (This question might sound odd but if the item doesn't give you good feelings or happy memories when you see it..it shouldn't be in your life.) Do I ever use this item? Would someone else benefit from it? If you decide to keep it immediately put it away. If you don't want it, put it in the pile you feel it belongs in- throw away or donate. Once your throw away pile is full, pitch it and don't let yourself be tempted to look through it again. Take the donation box immediately to the drop box and again, no looking back through things. Trust yourself.