Flat surfaces are the first to go.
How did it even get this way?
You've tried to mend your cluttery ways by simply trying to put things where they belong, but you can't maintain it. You might even be feeling a bit hopeless at this point that you could ever sleep in a bedroom not littered with laundry.
I'm glad you've come here. There is hope. You aren't lazy or cursed or just plain sloppy. Most likely, the problem stems from the clutter itself.
Our culture prides itself on accumulation.
Studies show that we use 20% of our things 80% of the time.
So should we just grab some trash bags and start filling donation boxes? No. No, please, for the love of organization, don't do that!
Instead, let's analyze your possessions and your space. Let's go on a treasure hunt as we sort and identify all the things you need, use, and love. Let's set up organizational and storage systems so that you can efficiently access (and return) those treasured items. Then we'll consider what's left. If you've got room for the things you MIGHT need one day and REALLY want to hold on to and POSSIBLY will serve their intended purpose two decades from now, then we'll find an appropriate way to access those items as well.