Clutter: Complicated & Costly
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What is Clutter?
- Anything you don’t need, use, love, or have a home for
- Things that take up too much of your time, energy, or space
- A postponed decision
- Anything that is "homeless"
- "Visual" noise that affects your focus and concentration
- Anything that doesn’t bring you joy or serve a purpose
- Something that keeps you from moving forward in your life
What Does Clutter Cost You?
- Late fees, finance charges, missed tax deductions and penalties, storage rental fees
- Money unaccounted for: misplaced/outdated checks, missing/unused gift cards, loose change, statements not reconciled
- Duplicate purchases, expired food that goes to waste
- Unread magazines, subscriptions, newsletters
- Broken or unusable items not stored properly
- Uncertainty about where things are, especially valuables and paperwork
- Time searching for things when you need them: keys, mail, receipts, to do lists, homework, appointment cards, invitations, coupons, etc.
- Utility: You can’t use what you can’t find
- Embarrassment about the way you live or having people visit
- Peace of mind
- Focus & Concentration
- Freedom: Unable to spend time on what’s most important to you
Why Do We Let Clutter Accumulate?
- Life gets in the way and I don’t have the time.
- It’s overwhelming – where do I start?
- I tried before and failed – it’s no use.
- I’ve gotten used to it.
- It’s been in my family for many years.
- It’s reminds me of my loved one.
- I’m saving it for my children.
- It was a gift.
- It has sentimental value.
- I hate to waste things.
- I may need it someday.
- It’s in perfectly good condition.
- I may fit into those clothes again.
- It was on sale.
- I paid a lot of money for it.
- I feel guilty getting rid of it.
- I’m saving it for parts/only need to fix it.
- My children (or relative) made it for me.
- I’m afraid I’ll make the wrong decision.