Set completion dates for each section of your cleanup, and select timelines which are attainable. Creating a declutter challenge for yourself that looks like a game might help you avoid frustration all through the process. Give every space a grade based on the severity of the clutter that can help you prioritize your time. For instance, on a scale of 1-3 , a particularly messy room or closet would get a three. Clutter is something you’re preserving that doesn’t add worth to your life.