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Making a decision on clutter

In every house there is one room, one closet, one area that is always cluttered.  In my parent’s house the one room that always had clutter, from clothes to Christmas décor, was the guest room.  It was a holding room for many decisions my parents didn’t have the time to make. The reasons are for this was a simple, “I don’t have a place for it yet.” Or, “I don’t know what to do with it?”

And, that is what clutter is:  NOT Making decisions about your possessions for any number of reasons. 

Some of the reasons for this vary from not knowing where to put the item.  Did you ever receive a gift you didn’t know what to do with?  I bet it sat somewhere hidden and then was finally donated.  Guilt  (I can’t sell or donate it because from whom it was from)  to blame (It cost a lot of money)  from person to person.  And let me tell you feeling blame, guilt or indecision will not take the clutter away, but asking yourself questions will help you to make better choices about your belongings.

The first question is always Do you LOVE it? Does it bring you joy when you look at it? Then keep it.  But, if it brings you any type of pain (and you can’t let it go now) let it go from your living space. Pack it away. And move on to other items. 

What do you have problems with?

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