Purge often: Don’t put off purging until you have the time to really dig deep. That generally means it won’t happen. And don’t think you have to empty your house of every superfluous thing at once. Just take a walk through your home with an empty laundry basket. Put anything that you don’t need or love into the basket. Start with the things that are easy, like that generic vase, or the scented candle you don’t really like.