Clutter: Complicated & Costly

What is Clutter?

Messy Cluttered House
  • Anything you don’t need, use, love, or have a home for
  • Things that take up too much of your time, energy, or space
  • A postponed decision
  • Anything that is "homeless"
  • "Visual" noise that affects your focus and concentration
  • Anything that doesn’t bring you joy or serve a purpose
  • Something that keeps you from moving forward in your life

What Does Clutter Cost You?

  • Late fees, finance charges, missed tax deductions and penalties, storage rental fees
  • Money unaccounted for: misplaced/outdated checks, missing/unused gift cards, loose change, statements not reconciled
  • Duplicate purchases, expired food that goes to waste
  • Unread magazines, subscriptions, newsletters
  • Broken or unusable items not stored properly
  • Uncertainty about where things are, especially valuables and paperwork
  • Time searching for things when you need them: keys, mail, receipts, to do lists, homework, appointment cards, invitations, coupons, etc.
  • Utility: You can’t use what you can’t find
  • Embarrassment about the way you live or having people visit
  • Peace of mind
  • Productivity
  • Focus & Concentration
  • Aggravation
  • Stress
  • Opportunity
  • Freedom: Unable to spend time on what’s most important to you

Why Do We Let Clutter Accumulate?

Person Buried Under Clothing
  • Life gets in the way and I don’t have the time.
  • It’s overwhelming – where do I start?
  • I tried before and failed – it’s no use.
  • I’ve gotten used to it.
  • It’s been in my family for many years.
  • It’s reminds me of my loved one.
  • I’m saving it for my children.
  • It was a gift.
  • It has sentimental value.
  • I hate to waste things.
  • I may need it someday.
  • It’s in perfectly good condition.
  • I may fit into those clothes again.
  • It was on sale.
  • I paid a lot of money for it.
  • I feel guilty getting rid of it.
  • I’m saving it for parts/only need to fix it.
  • My children (or relative) made it for me.
  • I’m afraid I’ll make the wrong decision.
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