What is clutter?
Lots are talking about it and some are removing it but exactly what is clutter ?
The dictionary definition is “a collection of things lying about in an untidy state” but to break it down even more and clutter is the items you own and store that you have no attachment or use for. It is things that belong elsewhere in your home or perhaps need returning to their owner.
Clutter is in your home and life because you are unsure what to do with it, possibly feeling compelled to keep the item because it was a gift, you got it on sale or it had some sentimental value. “Clutter is nothing more than postponed decisions” Barbara Hemphill
How do you become clutter free? You start by being kind to yourself and not partaking in self-deprecating behaviour.
- Make a plan of the result you want to achieve
- Start small – possibly a drawer or a cupboard
- Give yourself a block of uninterrupted time to complete the task set
Becoming clutter free does not necessarily mean minimalism or removing things that you love, it is about getting rid of the excess so you can concentrate on your priorities and enjoy your space and life.
Listen to Heather discuss The 6 tell tale signs to declutter with Talking Lifestyle
Making a home for each item eliminates wasted time and energy looking for stuff that is lost and reduces the possibility of buying double ups.
Little and often works for some if you feel the task is too large to complete at once.
Many have found new inspiration from removing clutter and express that they feel a weight has been lifted from their shoulders.
Happy Decluttering 🙂