Thursday, February 16, 2012

Clutter 301

In the past four years, I've written lots of posts on clutter.  What it looks like to be held hostage by our possessions, accumulations, stockpiles, stashes.  The myriad of reasons/excuses behind it all.  The impact on our families.  The huge linkup with our emotional and spiritual lives.  

And I've shared oodles of game plans to redesign our lives so that we live more minimally, more simply, more generously.  The goal is to have our hearts, minds, and spaces reflect the peace and rest that we were created to enjoy.  And to share lavishly with those who would more than welcome our excess.

As a counselor, I'm fascinated by the array of interesting stories behind the piles.  As a life coach, I love collaborating with the overwhelmed when they're ready to take care of business. 

And truth be told, there's been plenty of clutter in my own life.  {I confess here and here!}  Taking hold of it has motivated me to champion more organized homes and spaces - true havens that reflect hearts and minds at peace.

You might have met the organizational expert Peter Walsh on TV.  I recently grabbed hold of his take on assorted types/styles of clutterers.  He maintains that each personality has a different bent, habits, and reasons for accumulating what they do.  What I love about his article is that he not only presents the symptoms and describes the "perpetrators," but best of all, lays out easy to follow 3 step plans to conquer each unique challenge.

Peter's 5 Types of Clutterers:

THE BEHIND-CLOSED-DOORS CLUTTERER

THE KNOWLEDGE CLUTTERER

THE TECHIE CLUTTERER

THE SENTIMENTAL CLUTTERER/FAMILY HISTORIAN

THE BARGAIN SHOPPER/COUPON CLUTTERER

Click here if you're ready to identify yourself, understand the how's and why's of what you do what you do, and are ready to roll up your sleeves with a simple game plan.  I bet you just might have an ah-ha moment or two ...

Linda

- clutter sign by Sean MacEntee -

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