What if we started decluttering our lives by tossing out all of our stuff first, and then brought back into our lives the things we loved the most?
If we start decluttering by asking "what can we get rid of?" we're starting by assuming that we'll be keep most of our stuff.
If we start decluttering by asking "what can we keep?" or put another way "what sparks joy?" we're starting off by assuming that we'll be getting rid of most of our stuff.
"Focusing solely on throwing things away can only bring unhappiness. Why? Because we should be choosing what we want to keep, not what we want to get rid of." -Marie Kondo The Life-changing magic of tidying up: the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing
The more "stuff" we have, the harder it is to organize. The more "stuff" we eliminate, the easier it is to organize. And the higher the ratio of "stuff that sparks joy" to "stuff that doesn't spark joy," the easier it is to stay organized.
Organizing your home is one thing. Staying organized once and for all, is another thing entirely.