You know clutter is a bad thing, but did you ever stop to think about all of its negative effects?
Clutter causes you to feel overwhelmed or depressed.
Clutter robs you of your energy.
Clutter steals 50% of your storage space.
Clutter makes life harder. You have to look longer, travel farther and dig deeper to find what you are looking for.
Clutter takes longer to clean.
Clutter costs you money. If you can’t find what you need, you will have to buy a replacement. Or, you may be paying to store your clutter.
Clutter makes it hard to think straight.
Clutter may affect how you feel about yourself. You may be self-conscious or feel guilty about your clutter.
Clutter can affect your relationships. For example, if you feel ashamed of your cluttered house, you may be less likely to invite friends and family for visits.
The above is an excerpt from Jennifer Ford Berry’s book, Organize Now!. This great book, organized by categories, provides a week by week checklist and guide to help you simplify your space AND your life. Each week a series of small goals are set for you and a number of tips are provided to help you reach each week’s goal. If you are struggling knowing where to start and overwhelmed with the magnitude of how much you need to get done, this book will help you focus on just one area of your home (and life) at a time so by the time you are done you are not only unburdened by your clutter but living your life with renewed purpose.
Organize Now! is the prize this month for participating in this month’s round-up.