Clutter Control_The Intro

Order Chaos Showing Organized Or Unorganized ManagementThis seemingly ordinary home is going to have a major decluttering.

If all goes as planned stuff is going to be donated, thrown out, organized or repurposed.

I have been mulling this over and talking about it for quite some time.

I am a recovering clutterer and a piler.  As a child my bedroom was the one sporting the condemened sign.

When I was first married I believe my hubby was a bit in shock as a result of my paper piles. He grew up in a small home filled with many people so there wasn’t a lot of space to leave stuff laying around.

A little over a decade ago I had a life changing experience.  One of my best friends lost her sister and brother in law within a year of one another.  I helped my grieving friend sort through the contents of  the two homes that were part of the estate.

Two residences filled with stuff.  Lots and lots of stuff.  Some very beautiful, expensive stuff. Cheap cheesy junk.  Papers.  Books.  Knicknacks.  Hopefully you are getting the idea.

Through the arduous process (which included many tears and much laughter) I came to the realization that it is no fun at all to deal with someone else’s clutter. It got me wondering why I want whoever is left at the point of my demise to have to deal with my clutter.  We don’t know how long we have on this earth so we have no idea when we would have to finish decluttering. The earlier we start the better.  It has been a process since that time.  But a process it is and sometimes I am more successful than others.

It is time to do the MAJOR purge at this time.

This is where I would like to ask for your suggestions.

I am requesting that you leave a suggestion or tell one of your struggles with regards to decluttering in the comment section below.



  1. Cathy says:

    My theory Cindi…When in doubt, don’t throw it out. I will put you in my will as “Executor of Clutter”, best of luck dear.

    • Cindi says:

      So noted, Cath. The problem becomes where to keep all the stuff you keep and how to keep it organized.
      Um, no thank you!

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