Clutter castles in the spare room

Why do we need so much stuff?  As I look around my semi-tidy study/spare room, I’m now noticing items piled on top of other items.  These are things that didn’t quite make it to the garage following my ‘how to deal with clutter quickly‘ session a couple of week ago.  I believe they are all ‘things’ that we have acquired along the way.  These ‘things’ started their life being useful, but have ended up here somehow. 

One particular item that I’m staring at right now, is a large flat zipped storage bag containing pillows (I think).  It’s balancing on two other ‘useful’ cloth-type storage bags which are further balancing on two lidded storage bins. 

It’s great that things are stored away (out of sight, out of mind and all that), but I don’t exactly know what’s in all of them…and why are they in the corner of the room – it’s like they are an extension of a store cupboard!  I could be using that space for something else…like a chair or a bookshelf.

My attention is diverted to my right, to a basket containing a neat pile of papers, binders and magazines, topped with a balancing tissue box.  This clutter castle is balancing on my large Collins Dictionary which I would love to use but can’t get to it.

To avoid looking around the rest of the room, I take out a ‘relevant’ book from my bookshelf: Cut Your Clutter with Feng Shui by Karen Kingston.  This particular quote makes me feel quite refreshed:

“Clearing the clutter allows the fresh winds of inspiration
to enter
your home and your life”. 
Karen Kingston, Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui

So, my question to you today is: Do you have clutter castles around you that you would prefer were out of sight, making it easier for inspiration to enter your home and life?

Until next time…


About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer
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4 Responses to Clutter castles in the spare room

  1. Ha ha ha, I have clutter castles in every room of my house! Lol


  2. seaswift says:

    I used to have clutter castles and they left me feeling drained. Then one day I got angry and threw out virtually everything that was bugging me. I haven’t missed any of it and I feel that I have more time and space and freedom. Stuff that I was afraid to get rid of went into storage. Paying a monthly amount to keep it soon made me realise its value – most of it went to the dump!

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