In my previous blog, we have identified what clutter is but today we will find out some common reasons leading to it. As they say it prevention is better than the cure, lets cut the clutter at the start of it. Very often it’s our emotional ties with our possessions and thoughts of overwhelm that are the main things holding us back from de-cluttering.
I don't claim to have all the answers but I’ve noticed some common themes, and I'm betting many of us can relate to it too. However, I've found when I voice my fears and emotions it helps me think about them more clearly, and come up with a solution that will work for me. I hope this can help you too.
So let’s talk about them, think about them rationally, and hopefully work through some of them together.
1. Sentimental value – your own sentiments
The most common factor which doesn’t allow us to de-clutter is that an item holds sentimental value, so we don't want to give it up.
The first thing to ask ourselves is, what's making us get rid of it?<