The hack: Practice the "one-in-one-out" method. Every time you buy an item of clothing you have to donate or ditch something from your closet. While it might seem like a strict rule, it's a good way to evaluate how much you value potential purchases and cut down on impulse buys.
Too much clutter can be a direct pathway to stress and a distraction from productivity, but cleaning out an entire house or apartment is a daunting task. Instead, tackling one task at a time helps you see results.