When you move you are forced to dump everything on the floor, literally and metaphorically. Then separate it into categories: throw away, give away, keep and I am not sure yet, piles. I decided to set up a system for move week. One room a day.
Despite my initial resistance, I'm grateful to have gone through the de-cluttering process. Discarding stuff from the past that's no longer relevant to the present leaves the future wide open. And that's very exciting.
Purging the clutter = closet clarity. Women always complain that they have "nothing to wear." This claim is often made within spitting distance of a closet teeming with shirts, dresses, and skirts. The problem? Overwhelming clutter.