I am a huge fan of the before and after photographs when clearing and sorting out a space for it to become productive. I’ve spent years doing this sort of thing – clearing both tiny and huge spaces but the excitement always comes from the visual comparisons. A couple of photographs is all is needed to bring ones spirits up into a motivational gear at any point in the future, for you or someone else.
As simple as it sounds, the key thing is to firstly remember to take the photograph before you start tidying. Too many times we’ve started getting in there, sorting, to realise that no photograph was taken. If you remember to do this, then it’s a fabulous start and the rest is easy.