Designate a home for everything
Everything you have, no matter what it is, should have a designated home.
Put things away immediately after using them
The sooner things are put back in their designated home, the less likely they are to end up lost or become clutter.
Follow the "one in, one out" rule
When you get something new, whether it be an article of clothing, children’s toy, household item, etc., get rid of something that is used up or out dated.
Decide to Decide
Make decisions instead of putting them off and letting them pile up.
Take baby steps
The big picture can be overwhelming, so divide into baby steps. For instance, instead of tackling your entire home office—start with just clearing off the top of your desk.
Rather than perfection aim for progress
Any small step toward completion is an accomplishment.
Focus on the dream not the effort
Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Dream for a moment about how wonderful your life is going to be when your environment is clutter-free and organized.