“I always tell my clients to have water handy and a positive mindset [before getting started],” Stein tells InStyle, insisting you will need both to tackle the daunting task at hand. Once you’re in the right headspace and have something to sip and snack on, Stein stresses the importance of identifying your “why.” Are you cleaning out your closet to minimize clutter, or do you hate everything you own and want to start fresh?
“Understanding the reason behind your cleanout can narrow down what you need to focus on,” Stein explains via email. “This can lead to less stress simply because you have an intention and plan in place.”
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