Are you someone who hates to work in clutter?
Or can you withstand clutter until it hits a critical mass?
It seems we all have our different tolerance levels. I have got to be the most disorganised person I know but when I do make the effort to declutter, the results are amazing!
Yet again I have made a resolution to be more organised this year because I know for a fact that when everything is in its place I can think more clearly and concentrate on the most important things in my life.
I recently read an article on Facebook that dated back to a study by UCLA’s Center on Everyday Lives and Families (CELF) in 2012, which linked high levels of clutter with low mood. The research highlighted what I’ve long suspected – we humans are calmer and seem to be able to achieve more when we have greater clarity and organisation.
In the past, I was certainly the person who was forever looking for my glasses and keys. I never made lists and spent most of the day chasing my tail and getting nowhere.
As I get older, I have to say that my resolution to be tidier and more organised is still a work in progress but I like to think I am getting there.
All too often we concentrate on keeping certain areas of the house looking neat and tidy on the basis that we might have an unexpected visit from family or friends, but we often overlook the more private areas such as bathrooms and bedrooms.
As a result some of us have bathroom cabinets or dressing tables full of toiletries and products which are past their sell by date.
Or you may have moved on to other brands and have no intention of using the items you just had to buy in that sale!
It might be time to clear the clutter and start again. Just taking ten minutes out of your day to throw away or re-gift unwanted products could be all it takes to free up valuable space.
You can then make a commitment to only buy products that you will love and use!