1. Sort. Grab a lot of big boxes or lawn and leaf trash bags. The first step is to RUTHLESSLY sort through your things, room by room, cabinet by cabinet, closet by closet, and think very carefully about why you want to keep each item you've put in the "keep" pile. Is it still really "you"? Does it hold some sentimental value? Do you use it? If not, do you think you really ever will again? I promise you'll feel lighter and more free when you've purged all of the things you don't use or love anymore.