When we think of de-cluttering, we tend to concentrate on the physical nature of clutter. However, it is often the emotional impact clutter has on your life that makes it so unbearable.
If your home requires attention, you are probably experiencing feelings of guilt and embarrassment, such as:
- How did I manage to accumulate so many unwanted things?
- How much money have I wasted?
- Why can’t I maintain a tidy home?
The first thing to do when addressing your clutter is to rid yourself of the negative thoughts you are harbouring about your situation. All mums know just how easy it is to get into a mess! Why should your home be any different?
Once you have realised how emotionally tied you are to your situation, you can move forward to put it right. Clutter in our homes is usually accumulated for a variety of reasons, including:
- Monetary value
- Lack of time
- Lack of organisational structure
- Associations from the past
The important thing to keep in mind is the question of whether you need a specific item and what it would mean to you to reclaim your space! Once you have cleaned and sorted your home, you will begin to enjoy a harmonious environment, where you can reap the benefits of calmness and tranquillity. It is simply amazing how de-cluttering and becoming organised can make you feel!