This is the time when you go through your belongings and discover that there isn't anything worth keeping. It's a sad but liberating moment. If most of your stuff is granny castoffs from the 1970s, decluttering your home will be easy. Just get the number for the junkyard and give them a call. If there are some things (probably borrowed) that are actually worth the cost of a moving van, pull them out of the general chaos and get rid of the rest. Ideally, your rooms should look open and kind of empty (marketers call that spacious). If they look more like a crammed to bursting rent-a-space unit, you've got your work cut out for you.