It’s more difficult to clean when the contents of wardrobes, cupboards and drawers are overflowing on to every surface.
When there’s nowhere left to tidy anything away to, cleaning becomes impossible. And you start losing things…then you replace them…which leads to more clutter.
If you need an incentive to declutter, imagine how you will use the extra space, or how much time you’ll save by not cleaning or searching for things.
And don’t get sidetracked into reading old letters or looking at photographs. Put them aside for later!