Clutter builds up in your home little by little each day. When you finally notice, it’s practically taking over your entire house, garage, or office! What is this clutter costing you?
Peace of mind: When you are surrounded by clutter, it is always competing for your attention. You cannot relax, you feel embarrassed to have friends over, and you don’t have the space to do the things you love. We feel better and live better when our environment is clutter-free.
Storage space: You may not be able to comfortably move around certain rooms in your house. Or you may be paying money to rent a storage locker for excess items that you can’t even access when you need them.
Time: It can be difficult to find things in a cluttered environment. It may be easier to buy another item rather than try and locate it in your home.
Too much space: Could you down-size to a smaller home if you didn’t have so much stuff? Are you using the space or is your stuff?
Relationships: Clutter can affect the people you live with and strain relationships. It may also affect your landlord, your neighbors, and your pets.
Cleanliness: A house with too much stuff is harder to clean. All that clutter collects dust, and more items mean more to maintain.
So where do you start? Set a timer for 15 minutes each day. That adds up to more than 1½ hours per week and almost 6 hours every month!
Michelle Kinney, MLS