We thought it may be helpful to quickly define 5 Types of Clutter. That’s right, not all clutter is the same! When aiming to declutter and organise, it’s helpful to know the differences between each type of clutter.
First, it will assist you in making decisions about how to handle the clutter. Some types of clutter simply require some organisation. Some types may require you to part with them through donation. Some types may motivate you to finally do something you’ve always wanted to do. And some types may require a lot of patience as you work through the emotional challenges.
Second, it will assist you in seeing what type/s of clutter you’re more inclined towards. This can be helpful in understanding your behaviours or weak spots. Perhaps you love a shoe sale (though you have too many shoes already). Perhaps you phase between hobbies (accumulating equipment and stock along the way). Hopefully this knowledge will equip you to make better decisions in the future.
1. USEFUL CLUTTER
Defined as: Items that have use.
Tools you no longer use
Free items with a magazine (i.e. lipstick or wool)