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  1. I had never heard of clutter blindness before. It is such a good term! I definitely felt like it explains some of my own struggle with clutter, especially when you mentioned unfinished projects and tasks. That kind of mental clutter along with small but significant project clutter is my main weakness! I still have work to do around organizing myself. This article reminds me to be more mindful around small tasks and projects, and completing them to avoid clutter. Thank you!

    1. Hi Heather! Yup, unfinished projects can create a real burden. Dealing with them alone can have such a massive impact on your space. You can do this! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I live in a small apartment in the city and have way too much stuff that I’ve collected and hauled along over the last 35 years and feel overwhelmed every day, including a storage space that I have to pay extra for. I made a plan last month to STOP BUYING THINGS and take one thing out (sometimes more) every single day and do one of these things with it:
    – bringing it to work where I will photograph it and sell it online via etsy, eBay or mercari. I have extra room there to hold things while their destination is determined.
    – Recycling it if possible. my city has a great textile recycling program which takes shoes and clothing or fabrics even if they have damaged zippers, missing buttons, rips or tears!
    – Donating it to goodwill, an animal shelter or other local non-profit organizations.
    – Lastly, throwing it away if it doesn’t fit into any of the above categories.
    Once I got started, it became easier every day and I actually get excited every morning looking for something to let go of. I borrow the work truck on fridays and make the rounds to deliver the bags and boxes for the item’s next lives. I haven’t noticed too much of a difference in my clutter levels yet, but I know it’s going to show soon based on how much I’ve taken out over the last month!

    1. Hi Nancy! I love your process of dealing with your things in a tighter space, and it appears that it’s led to some positive habits. I’m confident you’ll start feeling the results as you continue to chip away. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Mary Franceschini says:

    Thank you for this article. I am doing my best to de-clutter, especially my bedroom that I share with a computer and a sewing machine. I live in a condo and the space is what it is. By some adjusting, I can open more space in my bedroom.

    1. Hi Mary! Smaller spaces are beautiful because you can’t really escape or hide the clutter. It sounds like you’ve found some opportunities to open up some space.