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Some Clutter Truths

Some Clutter Truths

How Would That Look Like?

Imagine a beautiful store window. But then you can’t focus on any particular item in it.

Think of a beautiful model home. 

Then clutter covers countertops, cabinets are packed to the brim, and boxes are everywhere.

Visualize a hotel room with a closet full of empty wire hangers, every inch of the walls has some artwork or painting, blankets (with prints of all colors and different types) on the bed, and bathroom cabinets full of toiletries to last for three months (with daily use).

What if The Container Store showroom was full of mismatched hangers, many pieces of clothing on top of each other, and store supplies boxes under the clothes?

Clutter Truths

The above scenarios convey the following truths about clutter:

  • We can’t organize clutter
    • We can’t organize clutter
    • A cluttered place will never look elegant, inviting, organized, or appealing
    • Clutter will ruin the beauty of any space
    • Less is more when it comes to elegance
    • Clear space is to a home what a wide, white mat is to a work of art – It highlights the beauty of its surroundings

Why Can’t We Let Go

We often struggle to let go of things we no longer need or want. This difficulty might come from fear of not having something when required (if we ever need it). But often, we don’t know what we own and continue buying more of the same.

Other times, we think discarding some expensive item is throwing money away. But the money was spent when buying that thing, not when tossing it—keeping costly things we no longer want will not return the money. And frequently, keeping those things costs us more money than letting those items go.

In the meantime, the fear of letting go holds us hostage to a cluttered environment – a home in disarray and chaos. Whether we notice it or not, our life energy gets sucked into a tornado of clutter. And the cluttered space prevents us from enjoying the things we do keep. When everything seems unique, then nothing is.

I invite you to take the plunge and free yourself of useless possessions. Re-evaluate your relationship with things. The less we own, the easier it is to keep up with what we have, and the more we start appreciating everything – material possessions or otherwise.

I can partner with you on this journey! Let’s talk.