Clutter makes life more complicated. It takes a simple task like hanging a picture and turns it into a project. By the time I have found the nails, the hammer, and the masking tape (we have plaster walls that will shatter without tape) I can't remember where I put the frame down. Which sounds like a memory problem, but is another side affect of clutter. It's a proven fact that clutter affects your thinking, productivity, relationships, and your health. Check out this article I found on line. De-Clutter Your Brain.
I started in my two younger kids' rooms and am now working on the kitchen and have gotten rid of the following.
- 5 bags of clothes to be donated to Big Brothers, Big Sisters
- 2 bags of toys
- 2 bags of garbage
These amounts amazed me. Like I said, this was all basically from closets and drawers. I still have a ways to go, but I can feel the difference when I walk in their rooms.
I'll update again soon.