How to declutter
If you're even considering shifting, now is the time to begin.
Begin small with a utensil drawer or shelf. Doing 10 minutes a day will add up to big results.
"Tackling the easier things first gives you the motivation to continue because you've made a good start," says Judy. "If you can see the bits that you've done, it helps clear your brain to keep going."
These include, "When was the last time I used this?" plus, "Do I love it?" and, "Does it add value to my life?"
It's important to surround yourself with things that bring you great joy.
"It's easier to make decisions by removing everything out of a cupboard or wardrobe, then putting back what's to be kept rather than pulling out unwanted items," says Judy.
"Behind the stuff are lots of memories," says Natalie. If you're parting with a special possession, she recommends journaling its story and adding a photo to pass on to family.
You're likely to be dealing with a whole lifetime's worth of accumulated household and personal items. If you don't know where to start, approach family members, a friend or a professional organiser to help you.