How would you like to know how to seize control of clutter and stay organized for years to come?
Disorganisation is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “a state in which everything is out of order”.
When a person is disorganised, he often spends twice or thrice as much time looking for things that should otherwise be easy to find. He also feels periodically overwhelmed by the bourgeoning amount of clutter that he has to contend with on a daily basis.
Adults and children have different tolerance levels for clutter. Young children often don’t realize that there’s clutter in front of them unless an adult points it out. This is due to their age and their cognitive maturity.
Some adults who live in perpetual clutter claim that disorganization don’t bother them at all. Unless a person is suffering from conditions like compulsive hoarding, clutter is a major stressor that can cause substantial grief and stress to a family.
How organized are you?
Not everyone is an expert at staying organised, but some individuals need more help than others. To gauge your organisation skills, I’ve created a short list of items that you must grade from 0-3, with 0 being “no that’s not me” and 3 being “yes, this is exactly me!”. 1’s and 2’s represent the middle range (“this is sometimes true”).
Each person has a certain degree of disorganisation.
However, if the disorganisation is already causing chronic stress then you have to do something about it right away. If you answered more than 3 items on the list with a 3, you need to step up your game and start remedying your clutter issues. This current series will help you achieve that.
What’s the first step?
To beat down your clutter problems, you need to know why you have a tendency to cling to too much stuff. Here are some of the common excuses that people use to justify their clutter-field lives:
If you find yourself making these excuses every single time you want to get organised, you’re only making things more complicated because you’re actually allowing the disorganisation to continue.
You need to stop rationalising your old habits if you want to make any progress in getting organized. If you allow yourself to hold on to really old and nonfunctional items now, there’s no way you can guarantee yourself a clutter-free future.