Give a bunch of your crap away
Go through everything in your house while holding a box in one hand labeled "Shit to Give Away." Anything you don't use or need, put in the box. Then take that box to Goodwill. Having less crap cluttering up your house makes every single other thing on this list easier -- consider this a force multiplier for all this other organizational stuff -- and for some reason the donation receipt is worth more than you'd think at tax time. As in, more per book than you get at a used bookstore.
Start in your kitchen. If you've been on your own for more than a year, you have at least 20 things in there you don't and won't use... and you'll feel the impact of less clutter every time you cook.
Go deeper by using a second box labeled "Shit to (Maybe) Give Away." Put stuff you haven't used, but "might need someday" in there. Fill it. Put a date on it. Go get stuff you need when you need it. Six months from now, anything you haven't pulled out of the box goes to Goodwill. And then the receipt goes in your tax file.
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Jason Brick is a voracious reader, heroic drinker, and awesome dad (not necessarily in that order of importance). When not testing the theoretical limits of awesome, he practices martial arts so he can beat people up for teasing him about how much he likes playing Dungeons & Dragons. Find out more at brickcommajason.com.