Clutter Definition & Removal
Identifying clutter is not as hard as it seems if you remember my four golden rules.
Once you understand what clutter is and what effect it can have on your life, you may want to look around and decide to do a bit of decluttering in your own home. Assess the Environment Look around you now. Does the room you are in look tidy and feel spacious? Is it a...
Letting go of your clutter can be hard. You may have identified rooms which are cluttered and realise that certain items you have, just do not get used. You may desperately need more space and have trouble finding things. You may hate the way your home looks because...
Things you never use Books you have never read, and never will kitchen gadgets you have only used once or twice and then decided you couldn’t be bothered to get them out again (or they were too difficult to clean) pictures and ornaments in storage that you don’t have...
How to decide what is clutter and what is precious and useful.
Pets have clutter too, though to be fair it’s not really their fault. We buy our pets useful accessories, nutritious food…
How to decide what is clutter and what is precious and useful.
The best way to get rid of clutter is to identify objects which you should never keep.
We all have clutter but we often feel helpless as to how to deal with it. I’ve compiled a quick check list of things you should never keep.
Even if we actively want to get rid of clutter, we just can’t seem to do it sometimes.
Avoiding clutter can be as simple as acquiring good habits. Here are 10 habits which if you adopt immediately, will prevent clutter from building up in your home.
Clutter is all around us and like a pirate is constantly trying to invade.
We all have clutter, some more than others, admittedly. And one of our favourite excuses for keeping clutter is our conviction that it might be useful one day.
For anyone who doesn't know what clutter is (and I'm sure you all do!) I define clutter as things you don't use, things you don't love, and things you don't have room for. It sounds like madness. Why would people keep things they don't use or don't even like? But we...
Home and Garden
It’s not the cleaning that takes the time, it’s moving all the junk out of the way. Help yourself by sweeping away your clutter first.
People who don’t have children may think they have problems with clutter, but they don’t know the half of it.
Do you have a cupboard stuffed full of clothes but still have nothing to wear?
We love our pets and indulge them as if they were our children. Too much of that can lead to clutter.
If only that were true! Let’s ‘shed’ some light on the tricky subject of the garden shed…
It’s not just homes and offices that become cluttered; our finances can become cluttered too.
Most of us like to keep abreast of fashion when it comes to our clothing. We read fashion magazines, we observe what celebrities are wearing, and what people in the street are wearing, and we notice the new trends appearing in clothes shops. But are you a fashion...
We’re often reluctant to give our clutter away, because we’re convinced that it’s worth something. But if we calculate the economics of clutter then we’ll understand that it’s not worth very much.
Sometimes it’s hard to feel motivated to get rid of all your clutter, but if you could swap your unused items for cash, you might feel a bit more keen.
When you know that a move is imminent it’s common for you to look around with a feeling of despair and think to yourself “Where do I start?”
All mums have a lot to cope with, but there is something that is impacting upon your time, your energy and your feelings of well being like a secret enemy; and that thing is clutter.
A 10 step guide to clearing the clutter from your car’s garage.
You’re being attacked on all sides by a small but deadly enemy. Paper… the deadliest foe of the de-clutterer.
If you’ve been too busy to look out of your window for a while, you may get an unpleasant surprise; your garden has gone wild!
Clutter makes any car look awful. Whether you have a Mini, a Mondeo, or a Mercedes; any car will look better if it’s clean and uncluttered.
Problems with clutter are not confined to adults. As every parent knows, coping with children’s clutter can be more tiring than coping with your own!
How to de-clutter your home quickly.
Moving house is one of the most stressful life events we can undertake, but my theory is that most of the angst is caused by clutter.
Once you’ve de-cluttered properly so that you only own the items you use and love, storage should be relatively simple.
Don’t pack an elephant when you travel, or at least the equivalent of one. Clutter is the worst travelling companion.
Paper clutter is a big problem for most people. Sometimes it feels that everywhere we turn we’re surrounded in a sea of paper and we’re drowning. But all is not lost.
I’m taking it for granted that, with a few rare exceptions, pretty much everyone hates housework. So why doesn’t everyone hate clutter too?
As you grope through the clutter in your life, do you ever wonder what your storage is actually for?
The holiday season is upon us and our minds are full of exciting plans for travel. But how do we avoid the delay and stress of taking too much clutter with us?
It’s been resting all winter but now it’s waking up and before long it will swarm everywhere. Like an angry triffid it will soon be unstoppable! I’m talking about your garden.
Even if you only possess what you actually use, if you got it all out your home would look a horrible mess. Adequate storage is the only way to stop your abode looking like a scene from a disaster movie!
We’ve all done it. Bought clothes, sometimes really expensive ones that we couldn’t afford, and then not worn them. Result: a wardrobe full of clutter.
Your clutter isn’t just innocuously lying around, it’s keeping you poor.
The Psychology of Clutter
Controlling your clutter will give you the push you need to take back control of other areas in you life.
Are you on the clutter carousel? Do you mindlessly acquire things you hardly ever use without even thinking about it?
Surround yourself with things you love and reclaim your space.
Some people see their weekend as pure relaxation, but I see mine slightly differently. I do spend time relaxing, but I also see the weekend as valuable time to prepare for the week ahead;.
Do you have a house full of other people’s clutter? Are you a caretaker of clutter that isn’t yours? Well you’re not alone.
I was ill for a week recently. As I lay on the sofa under a blanket, unable to move much and too unwell to read, I had nothing to do but survey my surroundings. I wasn't too happy at what I saw. Whilst I had been busy rushing hither and thither, living my daily life,...
When clutter grows to the extent that it affects your lifestyle drastically and compromises your safety it becomes hoarding
You may think your clutter is just innocently lying around, but it could be harming you.
What could you be doing if you had no clutter? People who don’t have clutter are free…
Cleanse your home of clutter and feel amazing every minute you spend there.
Get rid of the clutter and you can hold your head up high and feel proud of your space.
Making decisions can be hard, especially when you’re surrounded by clutter. Deciding to clear your clutter will make your other decisions easier.
Your clutter is dead wood. It’s holding you back from achieving your goals and the life of your dreams.
Eliminating clutter magnifies your focus and enables you to achieve your goals much faster.
It’s a simple equation; fewer things = fewer lost things.
Stress is a symptom of modern life. One of the best ways I know to deal with stress is to de-clutter your environment.
You may wonder what the real point of de-cluttering is and why you should bother. Well read on for ten compelling reasons to de-clutter.
Put your hand up if your life is complicated.
My daughter went away to university in September 2011. We drove off with our car packed full of her belongings, sitting uncomfortably squeezed between bags, rucksacks and boxes. We arrived at the campus, crawled out from under, and staggered around in a stiff way...
Time is the most precious thing we have. If we had more time we could learn more, earn more and play more. So why do we let clutter steal our time?
I have a theory that introducing change into your home usually results in an urge to de-clutter. Try it for yourself.
It’s not just your unused possessions that are cluttering up your life. People can be clutter too.
We should know by now that clutter slows us down and makes us harassed. But did you know that clutter can even be toxic to your emotional health?
Occasionally your life can become so busy that you can’t find time to do the things that are really important to you. When that happens, you know you need to de-clutter your time.
Some people say that clutter doesn’t bother them. They say that if they don’t mind, then it doesn’t matter. But I disagree. I believe that they do mind and it does matter. They just don’t know it yet.
A lot of people have an issue with someone else’s clutter and sometimes I get asked “How can I make my children or my partner de-clutter?”
In business and in life we need to be tough on occasion. But how do we learn to develop the killer instinct needed to make these decisions?
We all know people who cannot make a decision. Their lives are a series of missed opportunities. But your clutter can teach you to be more decisive.
There are many reasons to dislike clutter but the most important one is because of the way it makes us feel.
Having too much clutter in our lives stifles us, suffocates us and makes us resistant to change. Clearing your clutter will clear your mind.
Are you delighted when a friend drops in unannounced? Or are you horror-struck at the prospect because you’re embarrassed about your clutter?
Do you have a problem? Do you want to de-clutter but you just can’t motivate yourself? This is a common problem, but I have the solution for it.
Many people believe that ‘make do and mend’ is a smart strategy. But is keeping clutter smart or selfish?
We’re all surrounded by things we don’t use. Why keep things that you never use?
You may be desperately short of space and get frustrated at the clutter all around you, and yet may feel unable to declutter due to a sentimental attachment to certain objects from your past.
You have lots of clutter lying around. So what? What’s wrong with keeping clutter anyway?
Clutter at Work
When we’re at a business exhibition or conference we may be tempted to pick up all the free samples that are on offer, but it results in an awful lot of clutter.
Business trips are tiring at the best of times, but you may be making it worse for yourself by taking a pile of clutter along with you.
Clutter can seriously damage your job prospects.
Even if the only person to see your office is you and the cat, your clutter may be giving your business a problem.
What’s stopping you from living the life of your dreams? Is it lack of money, education, or confidence? Or is it lack of time? If you had all the time in the world, then think what you could achieve!
Success can depend on many factors. One important rule to remember if you want to be successful is that you must dress for success, and you can’t do that properly with a cluttered wardrobe.
Learn to de-clutter and you can learn to be successful in other areas of your life.
Everyone wants to be productive; to hit the day running and achieve six impossible things before breakfast. But all too often we don’t. Why?
Declutter Christmas & New Year
Everyone likes to give and receive presents, and every Christmas and birthday we are inundated with gifts. But how many of these presents turn into clutter after a while?
A clutter catastrophe can occur at Christmas, but you’ve still got time to stop it.
This is the perfect time to look ahead and plan a new, dynamic, and successful year
A new year is the perfect time to declutter not just your belongings, but your entire life.
We’re extra busy at Christmas, but the rest of the year can be hectic too. Remove the clutter from the year ahead.
Christmas is coming and it's time to deck the halls; but what condition are your Christmas decorations in? Do you need to de-clutter your embellishments and cull your adornments? What State Are Yours In? We only get them out once a year and usually at a time of great...
Everyone says that Christmas is about children, and anyone who has kids will know the truth of that. Adults may open a modest pile of gifts on Christmas morning, but it's when the children get started that you know you're in for the long haul! The Land of Plenty...
Although some of us can be bold and ruthless when it comes to eliminating clutter, we all tend to come unstuck when it’s a question of an unwanted present.
Presents shouldn’t be a problem but they often are. A large proportion of people’s clutter is caused by unsuitable gifts.