On the outside, clutter looks like piles of paperwork or clothing, double utensils, and more. Most of us look at clutter for its physical properties but not so much it’s mental ones. Have you ever given any thought to what your clutter means or what it says about you? Take a look at these points to take a closer look at what your clutter says about you.
You’re Too Sentimental
It’s easy to get into the habit of keeping everything that has sentimental value to you. Whether you keep tickets to a concert you saw, a shirt that your grandma gave you or something else, you need to make sure it doesn’t get away on you. When you start collecting a lot of sentimental things, it can be easy to get to a point where you start keeping everything and the clutter gets out of control.
Having too much stuff can get seriously overwhelming, so start keeping only what is meaningful and get rid of the rest. Getting rid of some of the souvenirs, or notes doesn’t mean you’re ridding yourself of the memory.
Most people don’t realize that clutter and depression go hand in hand. When clutter gets to a level where it is out of control, most people start to slip into a depression without even realizing it. To most people, clutter in a home can seem like an organization issue when in fact, it’s more of a personal problem. To get rid of your clutter, you need to take care of your mental health first.
Your Life is Too Hectic
When you work, maintain a social life, take your kids to activities, or whatever else you have on your plate it can be easy for the clutter to take over. Busyness often means your life gets neglected, which includes chores and tidying up. Once little things start to slip, a snowball effect occurs and before you know it things are completely out of control. If the clutter is getting to be too much for you, maybe its time to take a step back, slow down and get organized again.
You Have Too Much Stuff
When your home is bursting at the seams clutter is going to happen no matter what you do. You can buy storage systems and bins galore but that doesn’t change the fact you have too much stuff. If clutter is taking over your life, stop finding ways to tidy it up and instead start getting rid of what you don’t need. You’ll be shocked to see how easy it is to keep a non-cluttered home clean.
You Feel Guilty
It’s hard to get rid of things that have sentimental value but getting rid of items you feel guilty about saying goodbye to is worse. Maybe its an heirloom, or something your parents brought you from a vacation but either way you need to accept that it is something you will never use. As long as you keep the items that mean something to you and give, donate or throw away the rest you’ll be happy. For those priceless heirlooms, you can always relocate them to another family member.
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