Often times, we tend to think of clutter as “stuff” in our space: piles of paper on the desk, clusters of toys on the rug, mounds of mail on the kitchen counter, stacks of magazines on the sofa, and heaps of laundry on the bed. And while this is true, there are other types of clutter that can creep into your life.
**Do you over-commit to people, organizations, or causes? Then you have something that clutters your schedule.
**Do you have someone in your life that bleeds your energy and patience, so much so that the very mention of their name causes you great stress? Then you have something that clutters your spirit.
**Do you look for a distraction, like a TV show, whenever you know you have work to be done? Then you have something that clutters your habit patterns.
**Do you lose focus a lot when you really need to finish a project? Then you have something that clutters your mind.
In other words, clutter can permeate more than just your surroundings; clutter can permeate all or parts of you.
And in the same respect, organizing is more than managing your belongings. Organizing is managing you — all parts of you — so that you feel balanced and in control.
So the next time you tidy up your house, yet you still feel “off” and frenzied, then examine the other areas of your life that may need to be de-cluttered to help you pinpoint your problem.
Carmen Coker is a professional organizer who helps individuals find the motivation and know-how to get organized and stay organized. To learn how to save money, create more space, and manage your time through organization, claim your “FREE Tip Kit: 10+ Pages of Tips and Tools to Help You Get Organized — Finally!” at www.OrganizeClutterbugs.com