I'm a big believer in small steps, so for my first "throw something away" exercise, I tackled the makeup basket in my bathroom. For makeup, it was not pretty.
So I started tossing. I threw away free samples of products I will never use -- perfume, skin creams, lip gloss. I got rid of old lipsticks. I put the razor where it belongs. I pulled off the basket cover and tossed it in the laundry. (Isn't it amazing the things you can forget to wash/clean/dust/whatever? Or is that just me?)
The result will not win an organizational seal of approval from Better Homes & Gardens. But it makes me happy. Step by step, I've started.