Out With the Old
For heaven's sake, throw out the old, no longer useful, outdated junk you are stilling holding onto. I once found during a deep cleaning that among my possessions were socks with holes in them, outfits I swore to keep until they came back "in" and books I would never read. Discarding or donating items like these means you have faith that better is coming. It also means you are getting even more honest with yourself, which is always good.