Is there something you have really been wanting to purchase and just haven't found enough money for it? Need a new patio set to enjoy this upcoming summer? How about some new clothes for the new season? Maybe you just want to get cleaned out to make the home less stressful? Whatever your reasoning is, make sure you have one!
Next, start going through your house. Start with the closets then work your way around from there. How about that spare room? Garage? Don't forget the bathroom! Believe it or not, I have sold quite a few OPENED lotions at garage sales. Weird? Well, if you don't like them or don't have a use for them anymore, stick a $1 sticker on them and keep them by your "register." They sell! (Ok, so how many of you are going to try it just to see if it works...Lol! You'll be amazed!)
Remember, you have to have a reason for why you are wanting to clean out. If that patio set at your local store is calling your name, how badly do you want it? Make it your motivation. Try selling bigger items or higher priced items on a site like Craigslist or eBay or donate items to your local charity.