One Shoulder Longsleeve Black Bodysuit with lightweight jersey fabric. Made in USA by Commando. Typically, we keep too much stuff for the following reasons: we think we may need it in the future; we cannot decide what to do with it; it expresses an internal state; it gives us a sense of security; or it has nostalgic value for us.
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1. It is difficult to give away something that you might need one day. Lord knows you may need to listen to your cassette tapes one day when they miraculously trump our iTunes. That dead plant may one day grow some leaves. The screw you found in the basement may find the hole to which it belongs right? Wrong! For most items, if you don’t need it within a year’s time, you probably won’t need it at all. And if you haven’t fixed a broken item in over a year, let’s face it . . . you probably aren’t going to.
Organized system for stuff placement
1. It is difficult to give away something that you might need one day. Lord knows you may need to listen to your cassette tapes one day when they miraculously trump our iTunes. That dead plant may one day grow some leaves. The screw you found in the basement may find the hole to which it belongs—right? Wrong! For most items, if you don’t need it within a year’s time, you probably won’t need it at all. And if you haven’t fixed a broken item in over a year, let’s face it . . . you probably aren’t going to.
2. You can’t decide. There are two main reasons for the avoidance behaviors associated with clutter: you are unable to decide what to do with the stuff and end up doing nothing, or it is too difficult to confront the emotional pain that has led to the clutter.
If you don’t have an organized system for stuff placement, clutter can add up. You don’t know where to put it. Even if you have finally found a place for everything, you may find it impossible to address the question of what to do with the stuff. Both the where and the what must be decided before you bring anything into your home, but that is an incredibly difficult task for many people.
3. Your stuff expresses your internal state. A home that is crammed, cluttered, disorganized, and out of control may be an external expression of an internal experience, whether a past trauma or a current difficulty. If you are dealing with a job loss, the death of a loved one, a broken heart, or illness, why the heck would you want to deal with your closet?
Avoiding the cleanup is part of maintaining your sanity. In these circumstances, it makes perfect sense to have clothing thrown around your home, piled in boxes, and still hanging in your closet with the tags. Eventually, however, the cleaning of the home can aid in the cleaning of the spirit. Have you ever seen a messy spa or retreat center? Would you want to relax in a cluttered spa or go on retreat in a pile of junk? That’s what I thought you would say.
4. Clutter has its benefits. Being surrounded by our stuff is like having a life raft in a great ocean of nothingness. Our stuff becomes our security blanket that we have formed a faulty attachment to. Linus of Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip never went anywhere without his blanket, to the point that it became part of his identity.
Is an avalanche of belongings in your home part of your identity?
Do you feel less alone on a Saturday night when you have a pile of shoes on your floor?
Are you less scared of the future with a plethora of CDs on your shelves?
Do you manage your fear of financial ruin by storing enough food, paper products, and do-dads to support a small village?
5. Your stuff reminds you of the good times. I have saved the best reason for last because it is the most common and the most powerful. N-O-S-T-A-L-G-I-A!
If I had a dollar for every time someone refused to give away or throw away an item for this reason, I would be a very wealthy woman. Your first tooth, a lock of hair, a baby shoe, artwork, an appendix in a jar this type of item need not occupy every corner of your home.
Even your brain undergoes neural pruning to eliminate the unnecessary; not every memory makes it. Use your brain and get rid of all that old stuff in your house.