Your stuff should have a purpose to help you create the life you want, and if it doesn’t, what is it doing in your home?
Good question asked by Peter Walsh. You can check out his 2 minute video below.
2 major causes of clutter
Memory Clutter is caused by keeping things that remind you of a person, an achievement, or a special time in your life. Could be trophies, certificates, kids schoolwork, baby clothes, souvenirs, or any other thing that has some sentimental value.
And then there is the I-might-need-it-someday clutter. This comes from the fear of getting rid of something so you hang on to that box.paper.shirt.frame.basket.nail.toy.dvd.lamp.notebook.paint… The list could go on and on.
Peter says that both of these types of clutter really stem from an underlying issue.
If you can determine WHAT is TRULY is the underlying issue, you will be more likely to let it go. Keeping those things will not necessarily make your life better. We have to realize that MORE is not better.
MORE can get in the way of the life you want.
Stop letting your STUFF determine your life.
You can find Peter’s books here on Amazon, and I also have a few resources to help deal with clutter. Check them out below: