Clutter can be anything that is getting in your way. That includes physically, mentally, and emotionally. Sometimes we do not recognize it as clutter.
Let me explain with this scenario. Imagine walking in a home at the end of the day, there is not an empty surface to place down your keys. Carefully you are stepping over things and bend over and take off your shoes. As you bent over, you are kind of grossed out at the dust on the floor. You take your tissue that you coincidentally had in you hand and wipe that big dust bunny away. The closet is either too difficult to get to or it’s so full you can’t find space to hang your coat. So you end up dumping your bag and coat on a chair that is already taken with some other stuff.
You then walk to the kitchen and head to the overflowing garbage to dump your dusty tissue. You are hungry and nothing is prepared. Last night dishes are still in the sink. There are no cleared surfaces to attempt dinner. You open the fridge, grab a yogurt for now.
Your phone is beeping, you are receiving messages. You have many notifications from your social media accounts and it’s probably mainly advertisements, not the messages you were waiting for.
You are exhausted and just want to relax. You move the laundry basket and mail bunches from the couch to the floor and plop down and check you phone. You have been distracted for an hour or so. And you still have to go over your notes for tomorrows meeting. And the house is feels trashed. Add more people and pets to this scenario and I could write a book. You get the idea.
As you can see clutter can have a snowball effect and affect all areas in life. Life is busy and stressful so let’s make the most of it and take the time to create a streamed lined environment or hire an organizer to work with you (www.organizedzone.com) to make it happen. We all deserve a to have a time and place to relax. By eliminating things that are in our way and placing things where they belong. Life is guaranteed to be improved and leave room for the life you want to live.