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The True Cost of Clutter

What you lose when your home and workspace are highly disorganized.


Clutter is more than an eyesore. It’s a detriment to your home, family, business, employees, and customers. When you’re highly disorganized, it comes at a cost. There are many things that you lose out on because you’re unable to get past the clutter to do anything else. Besides the obvious financial loss, disorganization prevents you from satisfactorily meeting set goals, developing strong relationships with others, and making the best use of your time and space.

Here is what clutter will cost you.


Unnecessary and avoidable, clutter can tax your body and create problems in your life physically, financially, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. When there is more stuff than there is time or energy to deal with it, people feel defeated. They start responding to the fight or flight response in their bodies which can lead to a myriad of health issues.

Dissatisfaction with how things are going.

If you feel like you’re always missing out on golden opportunities, stop to ask yourself why? What physical barriers are being put up to prevent you from reaching your greatest potential? Why do you continue to collect items if you don’t have the time, space or desire to care for them? Once you know the answers to these questions, you’ll know why you’re unhappy and feel dissatisfied with your life as it is.

Social interactions with family and friends.

You’ll be less likely to invite your loved ones over to your home or have work colleagues drop by for a backyard barbecue when your residence is in a state of chaos. You may also find that you’re always needing to shop for items to replace the things that have been lost or broken in your household which limits how much socializing you get to do throughout the month. You simply don’t have the time or financial resources to be as active in other people’s lives as you’d like to be.

There are physical, emotional, social, financial, and spiritual repercussions that come with clutter.

The true cost of clutter is enormous. It can be detrimental to the physical, emotional, social, financial, and spiritual areas of your life. Rather than attempt to declutter your entire home or business in one day, why not focus on one area to completion? Once you’ve identified the root cause of your disorganization and come up with the best solution to tackle clutter in a space, you can use the cleaned up area as motivation for the rest of the home or workspace you want to work on.

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