The truth is, though, is that eventually clutter adds stress to all of our lives!
We need a degree of order. I believe that God calls us to that. Look at His creation, where things are in perfect harmony and working systematically effecting everything around it (sing it with me..the CIRCLE of life!) . He calls for order in our worship. He calls for rules, regulations, guidelines. He uses clear cut instructions to the Jews in the Old Testament.
God likes order.
Because we are of His nature, a part of us craves this order.
Again, we feel this in varying degrees, but I believe in all of us lies a person desiring to have order in their lives.
Clutter is an outside evidence of a lack of order. It can take over our homes, stress our spirits, and be fuel for negative thinking when we allow it to.
Getting control of our clutter can be a major destressing activity! But, it can be a huge STRESSOR too if you let it get overwhelming!
- Dont attack all of it at once! Pick a room, section of a room, closet, drawer..and do it a little at a time
- USE THE TIMER! Set your timer for 10 or 15 minute increments. Its amazing what you can get done in a small amount of time with a little focus.
- Use www.flylady.net ..she can help break it down and help you get control a little at a time
- Be attentive to areas that are suseptible, and try to keep those places under control every day. Flylady calls them "Hot Spots". For me, its my bar, and having it decluttered everyday is a destressor for me!