Decluttering is all about getting rid of the things you don't need or want anymore. If you're having trouble with the process, this mental trick can help you narrow things down quickly. Photo by Lee Simpson.
When you're out shopping, you show your desire for things by forking over your hard-earned money to purchase them. Tarryn Williford at Apartment Therapy suggests you go through a similar process in your home. Imagine that you're in a store and the item you're holding in your hand was just pulled off of a shelf. Now imagine you don't own the item and ask yourself if you would buy it right in that moment (assume it's new and that it's priced accordingly). If you would, then it's worth keeping. If not, it's time to say goodbye, or at least reconsider it's value to you. At the end of the decluttering process, you should be left with only the items you truly want and need.
Declutter (In a Big Way!) by Asking Yourself One Simple Question [Apartment Therapy]