national clutter awareness week

The last week of March is Clutter Awareness Week is the U.S.

In a consumerist society, we accumulate lots of stuff and much of it becomes clutter. People frequently tell me that they feel overwhelmed by their clutter and they don’t know how to deal with it. My advice is: just do something.

The first step in tackling clutter is being aware of it. What appears to be clutter to me might be something desirable to you. If you value the things that you own, treat them well. When you toss things in boxes or pile them in a corner, you’re probably forgetting what you have and you’re definitely not getting pleasure from them.

Coach Cheryl Richardson says that clutter can prevent us from letting anything new into our lives. Whether your clutter is physical, digital or emotional, letting go of it will open you (and your spaces) up to new possibilities.

Start by bringing awareness to your surroundings. If there is clutter that prevents you from moving forward, make a change. It doesn’t have to be big, it just needs to be a start.

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