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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Why is Clutter Such a BIG Deal?

A few days ago, I shared a post I saw on Good Housekeeping's Facebook page and the caption read "See how we helped bring order to this clutter home" with a picture of a room with a little clutter. 

Is this a cluttered room? Or just a lived in look? OrganizingMadeFun.com
Via Good Housekeeping

What surprised me was how quickly the responses happened and how many responded with the same thing - "that room isn't cluttered!" meaning that the clutter in the pictured room, above, wasn't all that bad! And, they are right! Yes, you got that - they are right! 

An unlcuttered family room via BHG :: OrganizingMadeFun.com

I am not afraid of a little clutter - I have some in my own home. It's life. It's not pretentious. It's real. It's human. I never, ever want for any of you to think that having a perfect home is the only way to go. I cheat - I only "fake" that my home is immaculate. I am sorry if you're disappointed, but that's just how it is. 

My family room :: OrganizingMadeFun.com
My family room - not perfect, just lived in

For me, clutter is distracting and it gets in my way, so I don't like it. But, it doesn't mean that I don't have it. I have found many ways to combat clutter, but I am careful to not let us "LIVE" in our house. 

What's the BIG deal about clutter? Is it bad to have SOME clutter? Or is life just going to have some clutter? OrganizingMadeFun.com

That being said, some of you are OVERWHELMED by clutter. There IS a difference. Clutter that takes 10-15 minutes to pick up is different than clutter that takes a week to pick up {or more}. If you are overwhelmed by clutter, here are a few options for you:

  • Hire a professional organizer to help you sort through it or a bring an organized friend over to help you.
  • Spend 15 minutes each day going through a little at a time.
  • Use one of my many posts on "Clutter" to help motivate you. See below:
So, what do you think? Is clutter a big deal for you? 

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