As I'm sure I've mentioned before, I am struggling with clutter. I have always been a cluttered person, except for a very brief period when I was about 13.
I am more serious about decluttering now than I have ever been. I believe it's harder to achieve clear mind when one is surrounded by crap.
After many frustrating years of just moving stuff from one pile to another or from a front closet to a back closet, I finally came to a realization: I had to own less stuff. Stuff needed to go out the door and not come back. More recently, I realized something else: new stuff needed to not come in.
Typically, in the past, I would buy something based on whether I wanted or needed it, and whether I could afford it. I never took into account whether I had room for it. Now, the house is full. There's no room for anything unless something else goes away.
I'm throwing away and giving away lots of stuff. Not just stuff that's junk, but even good stuff. I can't stand it anymore and I want it gone.