Meredith Janson, in her House Call article in the November 2009 issue of Family Circle, tackles the topic of clutter. “The cure for clutter isn’t just devising a new storage system. It’s figuring out why you’re holding on to the stuff in the first place. “
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I can totally relate to what she is talking about, being a person in the midst of de-cluttering. I like that Janson explores the various reasons people hoard stuff and tries to get at the root issue instead of just dealing with the immediate problem of too much stuff. Janson supplies research data that shows that too much chaos and untidiness saps mental energy and tires us out. The disorder also reduces our productivity.
Borrow or pickup a copy of the magazine to check out her article and try some of her suggestions to improve and simplify your life.