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Overwhelmed By Clutter? Here’s Where To Start

Overwhelmed by clutter? Here's where to start.

When you’re feeling completely overwhelmed by clutter (and all the other stuff that also needs doing in life, like parenting, cooking, finances, shopping and cleaning), it can paralyse you into doing absolutely nothing. Have you ever had plans to sort something out the minute the kids are in bed… only to put the telly on and pour yourself a glass of wine instead?

(Surely not just me?)

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How Clutter Affects Your Health

How clutter affects your health

I can think of many good reasons to declutter your home. A calmer environment, easier cleaning, and less feelings of overwhelm are all benefits of living with less. But did you know there’s another, more pressing reason for clearing your space? I’m going to talk today about how clutter affects your health. You might think that clutter is something that you can block out with some TV and a glass of wine (I did that for years!), but the fact is, it affects you more than you realise.

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What To Do When You Get Stuck With Decluttering

What to do when you get stuck with decluttering

Stuck with decluttering? We’ve all been there.

You start out full of enthusiasm, ready to tackle that drawer, wardrobe or cabinet, and after the first 15 minutes you find yourself staring at the same thing over and over, unable to make a decision about it.

Long-forgotten feelings surface. You think about the memories attached to it and although you really thought you didn’t need it any more, suddenly it seems important. It doesn’t belong in the room you’re in, but you aren’t sure where else to put it.

A nagging feeling eats away at you. You start to get bored with all this sorting out. It’s taking too long. Decluttering has stopped being fun and is now hard work.

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