Organizing and decluttering are two terms that are often using interchangeably. It’s no surprise then that there is often confusion about what they mean and how they are connected.

Decluttering is first step in the organization process, and sometimes the only step. Examples of jobs that primarily involve decluttering are estate clearing and debris removal.

During this task, items are examined one by one or in groups to determine whether they add value. Decisions are made about whether to keep, discard, sell, or donate each item.

Once the clutter has been cleared, the organization process continues. The keepers are sorted and categorized and everything else is removed from the premises. Determinations are made regarding appropriate storage solutions, products are sourced and installed, and belongings are packed in the most optimal way.