Remember things often look worse before they get better. Don’t become discouraged, keep going! There may be some items that other people can use, need or love. Once the pantry is completed, move onto the fridge and then through all your kitchen cupboards. My hope is you will become motivated to complete other areas in your home.
In 2011, researchers at Princeton University found clutter makes you distracted and unable to process information as well as you do in an uncluttered, organised, and serene environment (J Neurosci. 2011 Jan 12;31(2):587-97. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3766-10.2011.)
A lot of people see organisation as tidying up, but organising is implementing a system that works for you. An organised space has a system which allows you to find, exchange and evaluate items quickly and easily. Creating systems will go a long way towards organising your 2018, allowing you to be efficient and productive. A tidy space simply results from items being cleared up and put away in a systematic fashion.