To get started on a clutter-free lifestyle, go through your home with a basket or paper bag, room by room, and return everything to its rightful location. Found the drill and a bunch of screws? Return it back to the garage. Kid's shoes, toys and the like should go to the appropriate place. Remove dry-cleaning from the front closet and so on. You won't be able to move onto the next step if you continually run into objects that belong somewhere else.
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