Clutter holds power over you and the people you live with

Published September 23, 2014 by marcistone

This weekend, Wayne cleaned out his room; it’s been years since I’ve seen the carpet in there. He had some relatives coming this week and I guess that motivated him. For all of the clothes and stuff he had in there…he only got rid of a bag of clothes, a box of books, and I think he threw away some stuff. I guess he just picked up the rest of it and put it where it belonged. I thought he’d get rid of several boxes of stuff. Our entire garage is filled with his stuff. He can’t even get the car in there. Apparently, it’s difficult for him to get rid of stuff.

Feng Shui states that other peoples clutter can affect you if it’s where you live. I find that fascinating.

A few years ago, before we bought the house we live in now, I went through all of my stuff and got rid of 30+ large boxes of stuff. I put all of the boxes being picked up by Salvation Army near the front door. Each day I’d go through at least one box of stuff and decide what to do with it. The donation pile grew and grew. Wayne said seeing that pile there motivated him to go through his own stuff, and he did. At the time, we hadn’t even considered buying a house. It was almost as though we knew we would be moving soon, and didn’t want to move the clutter with us. Needless to say, it was the easiest move I’ve had.

Back then, my clutter and the elimination of it motivated him to do the same. Now I need to figure out how to get him to do the same with the stuff in the garage.

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