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This is the Surprising Reason Why You Don't See Clutter in Your Own Home
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This is the Surprising Reason Why You Don't See Clutter in Your Own Home

Wondering if you can see your clutter? Discover these 9 simple things you can do to refresh your home for summer.

Janet Fishman


2 min read

April 28, 2021

Is there anything better than having a clean, decluttered home? We think not and we know you do too.

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Ah, doesn't everything just seem better once it's clean and organized? We couldn't agree more.

How do you know whether or not you have reached this point of adaptation to clutter? 

One way to figure out if you have clutter is to ask a friend to come over and give their opinion about your home or office. Another way is to tune into your physical and mental reactions to your environment. If you start feeling anxious, stressed, overwhelmed, hopeless, helpless, or embarrassed to have family, friends, or clients over but don’t have a medical reason for this reaction, you should start organizing and s—even if you don’t visually see the mess.

There is nothing more satisfying than a clean living space. It's time to get your organizing groove on.

Another way to determine if you have clutter is to take inventory of your house. Grab a notepad or clipboard and walk around each room. Write down or draw each space and note:

  • If you have bags or boxes on the floor
  • Where items are stacked high on a countertop
  • Whether chairs and sofas are blocked with heaps of clothing or unopened deliveries
  • If boxes are mounted high on top of each other
  • If you are unable to sit and eat at a dining table
  • And any other obstructions that get in the way of daily life

You definitely want to be mindful of adaptation and whether or not you need to organize your home or office. When many people visit a service professional at their office and notice clutter—where their desk is piled high with files and papers—they don’t hire them out of concern that the business would lose their papers or get them mixed up with another client.

While the professional didn’t see the clutter, the potential client did. Those first impressions—regardless of the intelligence or competence of the person—are very impactful. Don’t lose clients—get organized instead.

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