Why is it a bad thing to have clutter? Is clutter bad?
Let’s look at a sample scenario that I put together. Let’s see if it fits in with your life. This was never ending for me and my family.
Did you ever realize having clutter means you lose time. What do I mean by this…well time is precious and if you have to spend ten minutes looking for an item, that’s ten minutes of your day gone!
Have you ever been ready to take the kids to the doctor for shots, but can’t locate the shot record? You have thirty minutes to get them to the appointment or you’ll lose it and you have to spend fifteen minutes digging through piles of papers on the desk to find them and you end up being late and have to reschedule. You have not only lost your appointment, but possibly vacation or sick time if you had to take off from work and you wasted the doctor’s time for having to book another appointment.
You just missed a doctor’s appointment because you couldn’t find the shot record and you were late. Now, you are stressed because you’ll have to find another time to bring them and rescheduling means having to look at your calendar and the doctor’s to try and make something work out again. Stress levels increase each time you get flustered having to look through piles of papers to find one little one that you need for your day to go on. Oh my…piles of paper, let’s not go there….
Just uttering the word “clutter” has bad connotations. When someone walks into your home or office and mentions that it looks cluttered, the tension sets in. No one likes to be told that they have too much clutter around them, so when a person does state that fact, negative feelings arise. Those negative feelings tend to simmer and can lead to other problems. No one likes to be told they have clutter.
Being around clutter leads to feelings of being overwhelmed and anxiousness. When you have to push old newspapers over to the floor just to sit on the couch or walk into the kitchen and see you can’t even place a dish into the sink because it’s full causes emotional disorder and the thought of having to clean it all at once is overwhelming. People become anxious and have difficulty breathing with the thought of all they have to accomplish to fix the problem. Does any of this sound familiar?
Not only does clutter disorganize your home, it clutters up the rest of your life as well. More than likely if you can’t organize your desk at home, you can’t organize your desk at work. If you can’t manage to have people over to your house because of all the clutter, then people won’t want to socialize with you. You’ll become secluded for the outside world unless you can put a stop to it and become organized.
But don’t worry…..I am here to help guide you to a peaceful happy life, stick with me and it can happen. It did for me.