1. Sort out your possessions
Start by sorting your items into distinct piles: keep, donate, sell and throw away.
2. Decide what to keep
Purchase storage tubs and boxes and efficiently pack away items you’ve elected to keep. You’ll be amazed how quickly you can condense your stuff.
Items that are in sound order should be given to friends and family or donated to charity. A good rule of thumb: if you haven’t used it in a year or two, it’s ready to find a new home.
If you fancy making an extra buck, host a garage sale. You can also make use of online trading sites, such as Gumtree or eBay.
5. Throw away
If things are too far gone, chuck ’em! Recycle as much as possible and consider hiring a skip bin ahead of your spring clean if you have roomloads of junk to sort out.