Quote of the day

One effect of clutter is that you shut down – you have to spend all your energy just coping with the mess, rather than tending to the things that really matter to you. …

When clutter becomes overwhelming, something shifts in our relationship to our stuff.  For whatever reason, we hand control over to the things we own. Because of the clutter, we cannot have people into our homes; we cannot find things; we cannot move freely in our own space and we have to compromise because of the constraints the disorganization places on us. Don’t throw up your hands and act like this is beyond your control. It won’t fix itself. Step up!

– Peter Walsh, It’s All Too Much