Get Rid of the Clutter

I am a bargain shopper and sometimes with being a bargain shopper you purchase items you do not really need because the price is so good. Over the years, things can accumulate and take up space. Now that spring is here I am taking the opportunity to remove some of the clutter from my life. I will embark on the task of “spring cleaning.” Some of the items I will send to charity and others I will place in the trash. The items that I don’t get rid off I will organize. I am determined to be clutter free.

Merriam-Webster definition of clutter is “to fill or cover with scattered or disordered things that impede movement or reduce effectiveness.” Another definition for clutter is “a collection of things lying about in an untidy mass.” I would say an untidy mess.

You many not need to get rid of things you may simply need to organize your items. If you need assistance there are sites on the internet that will give you tips for organizing. An example is an article on the Good Housekeeping website. http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/organizing/tips/g178/how-to-get-organized

I know some things are difficult to get rid off because they have sentimental value; however, they are some things we hold on to because we think that blouse from 2000 is going to suddenly come back into style. Or you think that big cell phone with the antenna will be valuable some day.

Being clutter free can help you to be more efficient at home and work. Have you ever spent a large amount of time looking for something because you had to sift through a bunch of stuff to find it? You can have various areas that are cluttered ranging from your house, your desk at work or your computer. Something as simple as organizing your emails can save you stress and anxiety. If you are thinking that you do not have enough time to declutter, think about breaking the task into small steps. Take 10 to 15 minutes removing or organizing items. You will be surprised how much you accomplish.

If you feel your problem is more serious than needing to get organized. For instance, you feel that you have a problem with hoarding and you are overwhelmed, please seek professional help. Check with your local or county government for resources in your area.

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