One of the most effective methods of decluttering is to move everything out and then just put back what you need. The next time you need to clean your office, the kitchen cabinets, or a closet, consider moving everything out as your first step. Get a three large boxes. One for stuff that goes back, one for stuff that gets thrown away and one for stuff that should go elsewhere. Most people find it is easier to organize when the items have already been removed. It helps keep you from leaving something that belongs elsewhere.
Interesting, but I think I would find that so overwhelming that I would never begin. I might try taking everything out of one small space at a time, like say a drawer in a desk or dresser, however, that may leave as many as 3 drawers left full of things that may or may not impact the clean drawer. I don’t know. I guess trying it is the only way I will know if it would work for me. Thanks for the suggestion.
If I could hire a couple of strong individuals to do the moving for me. I’d empty a whole room!