Whether you recognise it or not, there’s a high price to pay for being cluttered. Here’s what your clutter really costs you.
In a previous blog, I explored the benefits of living uncluttered on our mental health and well-being. But there are plenty of benefits for living uncluttered on our physical health too. Here are 5 of them.
Today, I’d like you to meet Lucy Richardson, Feng Shui Expert and owner of Feng Shui Focus. For those of you who are not familiar with Feng Shui, it’s an ancient Chinese science which purpose is to bring balance, harmony and beneficial energy (“chi”) to the environment where we live and work so we can have the best life possible. To be honest, I can’t quite recall how Lucy and I met, but one thing is for sure, we hit it off quite quickly with our shared passion for bringing order and harmony into people’s home and life.
Although I have always got things organised in my home, I must confess there was a time in my life when I owned more than what I own today. But becoming a mother and 2 years later deciding to leave the corporate world so I could work from home while taking care of my son drove me to make space in my home for all the baby paraphernalia and for a home office. Even though the decision to purge came out of my desire to keep things organised in our home, I quickly realised that owning less also made my life easier.
Clutter is much more than the physical clutter than we see – in fact, physical clutter is just the tip of the iceberg. The thing is, clutter, visible or not, takes a toll on our lives. Whether we realise it or not, it makes us waste time and money, but it also affects our well-being. Let’s look at the 5 most common types of clutter and what you can do to deal with them.
Most of us are aware of the feelings of overwhelm and embarrassment caused by clutter, feelings that are in themselves a huge weight to carry. But interestingly we don’t often measure the weight we carry associated to the feelings of GUILT and RESENTMENT until we start letting go of our clutter. Here are some of the examples that I’ve witnessed over the years as a professional organiser.
Welcome to Get Organised & Beyond organisation tips blog!
Written by Professional Organiser Nathalie Ricaud, this blog is the place for you to find plenty of tips on decluttering, home organisation, kids' organisation, paper management and time management to help you make your life a little more organised! Happy reading and organising!