There are four categories of clutter according to Karen Kingston, author of Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui

  1. things that you do not use or love;
  2. things that are untidy or disorganised;
  3. too many things in a small space;
  4. anything unfinished.

Sound familiar?

Most people have no idea how much their clutter affects them. Among other things it can make you tired and lethargic, keep you in the past, confuse you, make you procrastinate and make you disorganised.

The process of clearing clutter is about letting go. Just because you own something doesn't mean you have to keep it forever - think of yourself as a temporary custodian of many things as they pass through your life. Begin small - a drawer or little cupboard is ideal. Finishing one area will inspire you to continue. Make a decision about each object, but don't create a pile with the intention of deciding later where everything will go - get your clutter off the premises!

Watch out for our next blog on what to do with your clutter...