Clear off a counter. Look at all of your flat surface spaces!!! You want to get your house so that all flat spaces are clear of clutter. I’m not talking about appliances on them. Maybe they have a scented candle or some pictures but not a lot of clutter. That’s fine. So start with one counter that is cluttered. Clear off everything possible, except maybe one or two essential things. cupboard! Clear off all papers and all the other junk you’ve been tossing on the counter too.