|A frightening amount of crap.|
I am following the principles of Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. The author gives the reader pre-work, which I did not do. Although, I do think it is worth your time to think about the life you want and what feeds your appetite for reduction. Once that is concrete, it is time to get serious -- gathering the like-kind, purging the unwanted, and properly storing what remains.
The author states to tidy (aka declutter) in this order:
- komono (miscellany)