We've broken our clean-out-the-clutter project into phases. Phase 1 is simply "Do we want this in our apartment or not?" If not, the item gets moved to the guest bed*. And that's that---no "should we move it into storage? should we sell it? should we give it to so-and-so?" etc---that's too complicated and a barrier to getting rid of things. So the bed has rapidly filled up, and 6 bags (!!!) of stuff has already been donated (clothes are easy to donate). (In all fairness, a lot of baby toys/clothes/etc are all just moving down into storage, but at least they won't be right in our space.)
On Monday, a box of eletronics is getting shipped to Gazelle---they'll pay you (not a lot, but we're not in this for the money right now---we just want to see junk go) for your old electronics, or recycle them for you even if they're not worth anything. (We're cleaning out responsibly---no filling up landfills with old crap.)
I'm starting an album on the Facebook fan page with pictures-in-progress of the cleaning project. I don't want to clutter up the blog (ha ha) with the junky pictures, and waste my storage space on them---but if you're
*By the way, I say "guest bed" because it is the bed in the room that is theoretically our guest room. One of the giant goals of this project is to have a usable guest room. Right now, as you will see in the pictures, the guest room is really just our stroller parking/miscellaneous room for things-that-don't-have-a-home.