Forgive me for being a little deep and meaningful with today’s topic but there is plenty of truth in the message I am trying to convey.
Clutter is often the physical manifestation of something Psychological.
Three examples of the psychological motivation behind accumulating stuff
- Vanity : “Showing off” stuff because you think it makes you look somehow better to others.
- Insecurity : “Keeping” stuff to make you feel like you are prepared for any situation that may arise.
- Unhappiness : “Substituting” stuff, to make up for, something else missing in your life.
I am sure we have all fallen prey to at least one if not all of these weaknesses at one time or another.
Take a look at the stuff you are having trouble parting with. Consider for a minute why you acquired these items in the first place and what is stopping you from parting with them. Acknowledge the emotions at play here and free yourself of the burden that binds you to the object. You are better than that and you don’t need it so let it go.