Is that you? Stuff inherited from relatives, unsorted boxes, piles of just stuff everywhere? Studies show that stuff makes us fat and lazy. Who knew? Anything that bogs down our surroundings also bogs down our minds and our actions. We are overwhelmed.
Here is some clutter truth. Stuff costs money. When the item you need is buried in other stuff, we may have to buy a replacement item.
Clutter takes effort, time and energy. Imagine having to work around your piles of clutter, whether is it in garage, laundry or living room. Just looking at clutter puts us in a bad mood.
Clutter wrecks relationships. Who invites people to a house where you have to shove everything into the closet and pray no one wants to put their coat away?
Clutter is dangerous. What if it traps a child or falls on your pets? Or more likely, what if you have to keep moving it around to find something else.
In case you have trouble discerning what is true clutter, let me help you out. Clutter can be stuff we mean to get at, like unfinished craft projects, new books and piles of magazines with recipes we mean to try some day. Clutter is stuff you bought on impulse, regret and keep to make yourself feel guilty.
It may be stuff that you inherited and that you keep for the memories. Take a picture and give the item to someone who can really use it.
Speaking to the people, he went on, “Take care! Protect yourself against the least bit of greed. Life is not defined by what you have, even when you have a lot.” (Luke 12:15)