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The Clutter Madness


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We all have a life to live. It's not a walk in the park. It's not always easy. Life can be overwhelming at times and it comes with many different responsibilities. Which are taking care of oneself, performing well at work, maintaining the well being of a family, maintaining a healthy social life, taking care of bills and so on.

It's fair to say that we are under a certain level of stress so to speak but that's life and not much can be done about it. The one place that most of us use as a haven is our home. Yes the house is the place away from all the stress of your job, social life or whatever you need to get away from. If we could just return home to a beautiful ordered place, than we'll have peace of mind, comfort and serenity at the end of our day.

Now you run home to get away from it all. Once you get at the door you start feeling relief, and you feel comfortable. Alas that feeling won't last long, although you want it to last at least long enough until you have to get out of the house again. Unfortunately that great feeling of relief you once had vanishes the moment you open the door.

When the doors open you're hit by the result of disorganization. The first thing you see is clutter, clutter that you may have left behind on your way out, or clutter left there by someone else who lives with you. That clutter is the first thing that welcomes you home and that brings you more stress. It depletes your already drained energy and adds the weight of depression to your frazzled feelings.

What is clutter?

Clutter is anything that you no longer need, anything you don't want, or use that takes your time, energy or space. It destroys your serenity. It can be old toys, obsolete papers, forced down gifts, disliked gifts, inherited gifts or outgrown clothing.

Clutter is anything we don't need, want, or use that takes our time, energy or space, and destroys our serenity. It can be outgrown clothes, obsolete papers, broken toys, disliked gifts, meaningless activity, ancient resentments, or unsatisfying relationships. We may be selective in some areas, but not in others. Objects may be strewn about or wedged into drawers; neatly stacked or stowed in storage.

Don't worry you're not the only one with that problem. Although there are some people who never have a problem with clutter, they're only a minority in today's world. Most of us have some form of a clutter problem. We are not alone!

The odd thing is that clutter seems to have a life of its own. Did you realize that? Clutter multiplies without effort on your part. If you let it it justs accumulates slowly and slowly until you feel lost in it. You may fell controlled by your possessions and no matter how you deal with it, clutter can be a source of pain and shame to yourself and to those who live with you.

Despite that pain that horrible feeling you get, and the stress that strikes just from looking at the clutter around you, there is a fear of throwing things out. You think you might need it in the future, that you'll fix it someday. You don't want to be ungrateful or wasteful.

Decluttering is a process. It takes time and focus. It's not simply about eliminating unwanted items but it's about transforming your surroundings so that you're only surrounded with things that express your purpose. It means creating more space, eliminating unwanted distractions and simplifying your life. What we really yearn for are surroundings of beauty, serenity, and a balanced life.

Your home should be your source of joy and strength. Your home should be the place to welcome friends and family. The appearance of your home is a direct reflection of how your mood and productivity. Your home is the first thing you see in the morning and it's the last thing you see at night.

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