Be willing to step outside your comfort zone once in a while; take the risks in life that seem worth taking. The ride might not be as predictable if you’d just planted your feet and stayed put, but it will be a heck of a lot more interesting. Edward Whitacre, Jr.
While you can’t take a series of steps across a canyon (without a bridge), there are times when taking tiny steps forward does make sense. I find that is the case when dealing with clutter.
Try looking around for the easy stuff first:
Food/drug items that are expired
Old make-up and toiletries
Magazines and newspapers that you planned to read “later”
There are some days when I come across things that obviously no longer belong in my life, and I easily fill bags to go out of the house. The sun shines, birds sing and all is right with the world.