Is Your Clutter Stressing You Out?
So often when I speak with clients they feel embarrassed about their home, their lounge room, their bedroom or their home office. No matter which room it is the comments are the same. Too often clients tell me that they don’t have friends over anymore as they are embarrassed about the state of their home.
It does not take long for clutter to build up on your kitchen bench tops, in the kid’s rooms and on your desk. But what causes clutter. Obviously, it is piles of things that are sitting around that should not be there. But there are some other reasons why clutter starts to build up.
What is Causing Your Clutter?
- You keep things around “just in case.” Our fear is that as soon as we get rid of something, the situation will arise where we need it.
- You don’t want to declutter because you feel guilty about getting rid of something that was given to you. Perhaps it was a gift, it was expensive or it was part of an inheritance.
- You continue to keep supplies or unfinished projects that were once important to you in the past, but they now do not have the same importance to you.
- Some people are visual people and they like to see things. They think that if it is out of sight it will be out of mind. They keep bills and invitations lying on surfaces or in a “safe” place. Soon these are covered by the next layer of items too important to put away. Does this sound familiar to you?
- Now, I see this one all the time when I am assisting clients to declutter their homes. Clients are waiting for an object to come back in fashion or they think it will become a valuable heirloom and they think that they could make some money. So instead of decluttering and clearing the space they keep the items. Then the clutter starts to build up again.
Do any of these clutter causing tips sound familiar to you?
I am here to assure you that you are not alone. In fact, there are many, many people just like you that have the same issue. Clients just don’t realise it.
We have been helping people since 2005 and now have a team of lovely professional organisers who specialise in specific areas including:
- Home office organising and decluttering
- Wardrobe and cupboard organising
- Kitchen organising
- Decluttering and home organising
- Interior design
- Decluttering and preparing houses for sale, and
- Garage organising.
So I would really love to reinforce to clients that you are not alone and that help is just a phone call away. Now is the time to get started and motivated and start decluttering and culling.
Perhaps it is time to write a “to-do” list and detail what areas of your home you want to start decluttering. I wrote about that in a previous blog: Get Organized: Write a To-Do List. Hopefully this might give you some tips on how to get started with your decluttering.
Remember, if you continue to do the same thing, you will continue to get the same result.
Until next time, happy organising.
Natalie Morey, Professional Organiser.