I read the magazines, bought the bins and containers, and tried to implement different routines to keep my house organized, but they never seemed to work for long.
After years of spinning my wheels trying to solve my clutter issues by addressing the stuff, I started to really think about why I’d allowed clutter in the first place.
Try pinpointing when the clutter issues began. Were you once neat and tidy? What caused that to change? Did you grow up in a messy, hectic home?
Instead of being angry that you’ve allowed things to get to this point, try to view the situation from a positive mindset.
It’s kind of like when the body has a fever or the check engine light comes on in a car. Those are signals that there’ s a problem somewhere.