I love this post from Unclutterer. It’s a nice reminder that not all clutter is physical “stuff” (although the physical “stuff” is definitely my biggest clutter hurdle). Go ahead… read it… I’ll wait.
I always say that I am an organized person stuck inside a disorganized person’s body… I am such a slob/lazy bum by nature in many ways, but I have become such an OCD nut in other ways. I ALWAYS had a messy room when I was younger, and I still acquire piles of randomness throughout our apartment pretty often; yet, I can’t function at work until everything on my desk is organized and in its place, my web browser has the necessary tabs open (different Basecamp tabs for our different companies), I have read every new email in my inbox, and I have a nice to-do list set up for my day. It’s almost like all of my organizational tendencies go into my work and there’s none leftover for the rest of my life. (I’m weird… I know.)
These days, I’m trying to pinpoint what aspects of my life have too much clutter and I’m striving to rid the rest of my life (and our space) of clutter; I definitely feel a lot calmer and happier when there is less clutter surrounding me. It would also be great if when we’re ready to move into a house, we can pack up everything in our apartment knowing that it’s actually useful to us because we’ve already weeded out the junk. That’s the goal, at least… we’ll see how it goes!
What are your clutter habits?