Now May Be The Best Time to De-Clutter

declutter concept on napkin

***This is a repeat of a podcast from earlier this year but I thought it was very valuable to share again as we are all at home and it’s probably a good time to clear up and clear out our clutter.***

How has clutter impacted your life? It’s a very controversial subject, especially with people at both ends of the spectrum – hoarders & obsessive cleaners. I am not a hoarder but do tend to be on that side of the middle point.

The article I quote from in the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter, included an interesting Q&A with Michael Tompkins, Ph.D. at UC Berkeley about clutter which I go through in the podcast.

Tompkins talks about other issues that go along with large amounts of clutter – e.g. allergens and mold in areas that can’t or haven’t been cleaned in awhile. He also mentions the risk of tripping over the clutter and social isolation.

There are also some suggestions on how to go about decluttering which were helpful and that I have actually tried myself.

Needless to say I also make quite a few comments during the podcast on my experience (past and current) with clutter and clean obsessions. Let me know in the comments what your experience with clutter has been.

They also mention Marie Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. You can get your own copy on Amazon at the link above.

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