De-cluttering the home can be overwhelming, but applying the ‘5-Bin Approach’ to re-organizing and discarding items may help you feel more in control of the process:
Bin 1: Items that need to be put away. They belong somewhere else in the home.
Bin 2: Items to be fixed. To be repaired, washed or cleaned items go in this bin.
Bin 3: Items to donate. Items in good condition that you no longer use or need.
Bin 4: Items to be recycled. Paper, plastic, glass, empty drink bottles, periodicals etc.
Bin 5: Items to discard. Expendable items that can’t be recycled or donated.
Source: Becoming Minimalist