Want to avoid clutter? Toss things after a year.
My cousin taught me this trick years ago, and it has treated me well.
Basically, if you haven’t put something on, used it, enjoyed it, or moved it for a year, isn’t it time to get rid of it? Granted that you MIGHT have a need for it in the future, but you can always buy it again!
So as we end 2001, look around your house, your closet, your storage areas, and if there is no sentimental value, and you haven’t used it this year, go ahead and throw it away.