One man’s clutter is another man’s treasure. Defining what counts as clutter is a personal thing – no general rules need apply here.
For example, we may have a client who collects a certain kind of ornament. To one person that would be considered clutter as it takes up space on the sideboards that could otherwise be clear. But to this client they are treasured possessions that are dearly loved and cherished and they are quite happy to give up the sideboard space for them.
Defining clutter is much more about how the ‘stuff’ in your home makes you feel. Let me ask you a few simple questions:
- When you walk into your home do you feel instantly relaxed and comfortable?
- Do you enjoy having people round?
- Can you always find what you are looking for?
- Do the possessions in your life bring you joy?
- When you look around at the things you own, can you honestly say you use, need or love everything you possess?
If the answer is NO to any of the questions then you have some clutter in your life.
If you do not use it regularly, need it sometimes or love it all the time, it is time to question whether it should stay.
Why not try your own attempt at decluttering asking yourself these simple three questions for each item.
Remember – start small and you will be surprised how quickly you will gain momentum!
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