"Perhaps most important is to tackle just one project at a time and stick with it until it is done. 'Start with the easiest, and be proud of what you've done,' Dr. Zasio said in an interview. Then gradually move on to more challenging projects. Schedule time for decluttering — say, an hour each day on most days, until you're done...Make three piles (or bins) of stuff: Keep, Donate, Discard. Get rid of the Discard and Donate piles as soon as possible. Keep only those things that have a realistic 'home' in your home."

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