mindset of clutter

Clutter and your mindset

Our homes are filled with belongings, even homes that are well organized. The way to happiness in a well-functioning home is to make sure you don’t have a bunch of stuff that serves no purpose.


Do you keep things out of a sense of obligation? Cut that out today. There is no reason to keep things you don’t want or need. Hanging onto belongings because your favorite aunt left it to you or because it was a wedding gift leads to clutter.


Are you afraid of throwing something away and needing it later? If you have something for a year and you haven’t needed it, let it go. Saving things you might need in the future is simply adding to your clutter.


Psychologist Sherrie Bourg Carter says, “Messy homes and work spaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed.” Clutter can also inhibit your creativity and productivity. The accumulation of too much stuff can overstimulate your system and all your senses, adding to anxiety.
Where is it?
Do you spend time every day looking for things you can’t find? When there are a lot of paper piles it’s much harder to find what you need when you need it. The disorganization steals your precious time and frustrates you at the same time.

Letting go

Letting go can be difficult, but once you get started you will find that it is freeing. Give yourself a pep talk as you work. Take small steps and work a little area at a time. With each small victory you’ll get the boost you need to keep moving forward. If you know how to clean up, but can’t get started or you’re feeling overwhelmed all of the time, it’s time to get help.

Need help?

Aim 4 Order is here to assist you in getting your home organized and clutter free. I will address your mindset as well as your clutter. Contact me if you need help. I’ll put systems in place that will keep you on track to stay organized. 
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