‘Out of clutter find simplicity’
While a cluttered home might seem like an organisational nightmare, it’s often far more of an opportunity than you might think. From inspiring you to take action to giving your home character, clutter is often a vital ingredient for simplicity.
In this blog post, we’ll look at four advantages of clutter, from it presenting a great opportunity to downsize and simplify your life to its ability to add unique character and style to your home’s interior.
Clutter is an opportunity to downsize and simplify
Is your home filled with discarded shoes, clothing and other items? From clothing that’s never worn to endless fashion accessories, clutter comes in many styles and sizes.
Find opportunity in clutter the same way Einstein found order in chaos by using a cluttered home as an opportunity to downsize and simplify. Think of clutter not as an annoyance, but as an indicator of what you can do to simplify your life.
From donating clothing that’s never worn but always contributing to a messy closet to packing the outfits that are draped across your bedroom bookshelf into a vacuum storage container, think of clutter as an opportunity, not as an annoyance.
Clutter is an opportunity to become more organised
The best organisers don’t fear chaotic situations – they look forward to them. When your home becomes occupied by unwanted clutter, use it as an opportunity to clean up and become a more organised person.
Take a stoic approach to decluttering your home and discover new opportunities in the task of decluttering. Turn the boring task of cleaning up into a reminder to never let your home fall victim to clutter and disorder again.
Once you’ve finished decluttering, keep the image of a messy, disorderly home fresh in your memory and use it as a visual reminder to put things away as soon as you’re finished with them, not when it feels most convenient to do so.
Decluttering your home means decluttering your life
Clutter isn’t just physical – the clutter and chaos of a messy home can quickly result in a cluttered, chaotic attitude to life. Use your next home clean-up as an opportunity to clear and organise your life, not just your kitchen cabinets or bedroom closet.
The key to eliminating clutter is ending procrastination. Instead of putting clothes or shoes away when we should, we make excuses and let them pile up. Fighting off this attitude doesn’t just reduce physical clutter; it also fights off mental clutter.
Take the same attitude to combating clutter in your personal and professional life as you do at home and solve problems as soon as they arrive. The more you put things off, the more cluttered both your house and your mind will become.
Organised clutter can add character to your home
Although germaphobes may tell you otherwise, there is such thing as a home that’s too clean and organised. While too much clutter is a bad thing, a limited amount of clutter can naturally add character and style to your home.
From an angled book at the end of your bookshelf to a jacket hanging over the back of your favourite armchair, a bit of character clutter can ease your mind and make your home a more liveable place to be.