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This reply was originally posted by user adhdmomma in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
If a professional organizer isn’t an option for you, what about having 1-2 friends of family members come over and help you a day or two? Maybe you can treat them to dinner to show your appreciation?
As for the method, I would work on one room at a time and don’t move on until that one is acceptable. Get rid of as much as possible — the more stuff you have, the more you have to organize and manage. Many charities will come and pick up donations at your home.
Here are a few other helpful strategies:
Don’t get too caught up in the planning of improving your clutter — that’s time better used actually working on it.
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