The Cost of Clutter
There is nothing wrong with having an affection for clutter, but when clutter gets out of control and becomes an irritation rather than a source of comfort – its time to ask if it is costing you valuable energy and the opportunity to live a comfortable life.
Here are the Costs
- Monetary – buying stuff you don’t need
- Physical – moving all your stuff from one area to another
- Mental – worry and stress about your stuff
Make a decision to have one area in your home that you are NOT going to allow stuff to accumulate. Several years ago I worked with a hoarder, this was his first Homework Assignment, he had to decide where he was going to designate a NO CLUTTER ZONE. He decided to have the area next to his stove, which was an area that was not cluttered. This client made a decision long ago not to clutter that area up with stuff because of his love of cooking. If you live in a home with others, make sure they know where the ‘No Clutter Zone’ is located.
The Simple Answer
Why does one spot accumulate ‘stuff’ while another doesn’t? There are 3 answers.
- You allow it
- You make the decision
- You make a conscious decision
Just like my former client, he made a conscious decision to not allow his ‘stuff’ to flow into a place where he loved to create. Realize when you make ‘That Decision’ your stuff will have to go somewhere. Spend some time creating some easy, natural-to-use systems to place your stuff or get rid of it – if everything has its own place your home or office will flow more efficiently and effectively.
Enjoy this short video about your ‘Stuff’
Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl
Contact me if you need help with your ‘Stuff’ – – – – -.>