Work in sections
Many of us tend to go full force when we start. We pull everything out of the drawers and closets. But then we have a “what was I thinking?” moment, Novak said. “The place looks messier, you can quickly feel overwhelmed, and there is a good chance you’ll get interrupted, distracted or have to move on before you can put it all back, which leaves even more stuff out.” Instead, work on one section at a time. For instance, work on one shelf in your closet, or one drawer in your dresser, she said.