Overcoming overwhelming clutter

Hello Friends,

It looks like my weekend is going to involve another bout of sorting out ‘stuff’.  Although I’ve got a few days leave, we’ve been trying to get Edie organised to go to Canada.  This has involved dental appointments, hunting for a pair of waterproof boots (the non waterproof ones fell apart in Russia) and the use of a washing machine for the first time in 4 months for her clothes.

Because she has had so little time at home (I’m driving her down to Heathrow tomorrow), quite a few things have fallen off the shelf so to speak.  There is a huge pile of books & clothes sitting by the front door which needs to go to the charity shop.  I haven’t got round to buying the shelving I’d planned to get to store OH’s tools and I have a pile of ironing the size of Mount Everest.  Cleaning is a distant memory.

I am taking the opportunity to stand back and look at what is causing all the clutter and untidyness  There are a number of factors including:

  • lack of time to tackle jobs such as ironing
  • too much stuff
  • dropping things when I am in a rush
  • getting in a panic
  • lack of suitable storage

Now all I have to do is work out a way of dealing with these challenges.  I have a feeling that one of the first steps has got to be stopping new stuff coming into the house and letting go of a fair proportion of the stuff which is piling up around us.

What are your biggest causes of clutter?

Until next time, Tawney x

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  1. My biggest cause of clutter? My 10 year old!!!! She keeps everything – empty toilet roll tubes, bits of paper, yoghurt cartons, car number plates that she finds at the side of the road. She had her hair cut short the other day and even kept the ponytail!!!!!