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Clutter Quickly Grows With Procrastination - And Even Kills!

April 24, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 155

You have decided that it is time to get rid of the clutter but now you don't know where to begin or how to start. Usually this means it gets put off for a lot of reasons.

  1. There is a lot going on in our lives.
  2. There is not enough time.
  3. It is easier to put off because it will take to long right now.
  4. Other things are more important and after all this can be done anytime, it's not a priority.

But if you ever actually do get started you will find that getting organized doesn't have to take a lot of time every day. If you don't start, even in a small way there are some potentially bad side effects that could even kill you, as hard to believe as that might be.

Clutter and disorganization affects your health in some very negative ways:

  1. It adds to your stress level.
  2. It saps your energy and makes you tired.
  3. It causes depression in many people.

On the other hand you can gain some great benefits from getting organized and cleaning up the clutter:

  1. More sleep.
  2. You'll be in a better mood.
  3. You're relationships are improved.
  4. Your home will be managed much easier.
  5. You'll pay your bills on time.
  6. You'll make more space.
  7. You'll have more time for having fun.

These are very real benefits from getting organized and it is time for you to get to them now. So what is stopping you? Does it still seem easier to put it off? Is it still easier to toss things into drawers and in closets and to pile things up around the house? To easy to ignore the simple "touch it once" rule?

But still, clutter can be deadly and it is not a slow death from stress, it can and has been a very real death. Recently a woman in Washington was killed when stacks of dishes, boxes, and clutter fell on her. She was found under nearly six feet of junk, six feet of clutter.

Take this poor woman's life back about thirty years. How many days went by when she procrastinated and said she would "get to it tomorrow."

This is the tragic end that out of control clutter can bring you to. Unless you get your home and your clutter under control it could lead you to the same end.

But you probably have a real desire to simplify and this too is causing you stress. Beginning is not that difficult and you can get past the lethargy and begin because stress is not good.

Perhaps you are not anywhere as out of control as the woman who died and you just need to clear the clutter and bring order to your life. Perhaps you need to manage your bills and paper because you forget to pay bills sometimes and don't have a system to manage them. You've never been to concerned about it, after all what's a $35 late fee among friends? But, it does add up.

Isn't now the time to begin ending the clutter and getting organized?

Discover the best ideas on how to organize your life, remember you can beat your addiction to clutter with the right declutter tips.

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