If we procrastinate on decluttering because of perfectionism, we’ll never get there. We’ll just get even messier and more likely to avoid it.
You don’t have to tackle it all at once, by the way. Marie Kondo has you put ALL your clothes in a pile and I’m like, “Nooooo, my precious clutterbugs collectors, don’t dooo it!” You might get buried alive! (But hey, if her approach does work for you, great, by all means do it!)
Pacing ourselves is key. Learning how to declutter and organize in small bits throughout the week, and larger chunks weekly, is far more sustainable. You might want to label your sort/purge progress with post-its, painters tape, or signs-- so you can pick up where you left off next time - and not be totally confused, having to start all over.
By the way, if you’re stuck...or...