Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Me Vs. Clutter

I have a clutter problem. This is something about myself that I am not particularly proud of, and I look around my room in a state of disbelief sometimes. How did it ever come to this?

The source of the problem is that my bedroom is too small, and the furniture in it is too big. I also hold on to things, like old brochures, magazines, and clothes that I think I might wear again someday, but probably never will. I don't have to be a psychologist to know that this physical disarray has something to do with state of my mind. I have too much on my plate right now, and it shows.

When I lived and worked in Indonesia for a year, I was far more organized. I always put my personal effects away in their proper place, in addition to cooking and cleaning on a daily basis. I still clean the kitchen, bathroom, and other common areas that I share with my family. My battle with clutter is centered around the room I sleep and change in, and it rages on. Sometimes I have the upper hand, other times, the clutter overwhelms me.

Do you have a clutter problem, or do you have any advice to give me on how to deal with mine?


Anonymous said...

Get this book called One minute Organizer. I refer to it from time to time. I struggle with clutter too. I just dont understand how it creeps on . its an ongoing process, there are days when i just throw my hands up and don't do anything. with me its the trivial things, i dont know what to do with them. This book has helped me though.

Good luck !

sally said...

I definitely have a problem with this! I've come to love my clutter, but it drives my guy crazy. I'm a bit of a pack-rat and those two things together are not a good combination.

I've been working at it by having monthly clear-outs. I try to take a corner and organize it, get rid of junk, etc. Slowly, I'm starting to get things in order, and it's not overwhelming because I only do a bit at a time.

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