Clutter is invasive and steals your peace. Much like weeds in your garden that grow over and around the plants that you love. Those weeds can strangle and kill your beloved plants.
Clutter accumulates on top and around things like the weeds in your garden. It will cover all the open space if you allow it which causes stagnant energy. Stagnant energy causes stress, and stress steals your peace.
Think about your house when it’s closed up for a period of time, how it feels when you walk in the door. There’s no energy, or air moving around so it feels uncomfortable. You open up some windows to get the air moving so you can breathe, it just feels better.
Understanding the ways that clutter steals your peace, provides the motivation to keep your spaces cleared and organized.
You can’t find the things you need when you need them. Searching for those invisible items through the clutter can seem like an endless endeavor. You’re going to be late, where are those keys? You need to be on time to a job interview and getting more stressed by the moment. If only I had a place by the door where I could hang my keys so I could grab them as I walk out the door.
You buy duplicates or triplicates of items that you didn’t know you had because like items are not stored together. When you store like items together and label the shelves, cabinets or containers where they live, you know how many you have so you don’t buy multiples.
You work hard all day and at the end of the day the last thing you want to do is come home to a house full of clutter. Developing a mindset of putting things away after use will keep the clutter from piling up. When everything is put away in its assigned home, there is no clutter to deal with and you have the energy to do more of things you want to do.
What other ways do you know of where clutter steals your peace?