If your home and life are overrun with clutter, then there’s a good chance you fit into one of these personality types.
Do you recognise yourself here?
1. ‘One Day I’m Gonna’ Clutter Personality
This is the clutter personality whose home is filled with fancy kitchen appliances they’re gonna use, crafts they’re gonna work on, paraphernalia for projects they’re gonna get around to. All on that fabled, mythical occasion, ‘one day’.
There’s nothing wrong with having plans and projects for the future. Unless all the one-day stuff obliterates your ability to live happily today.
If your present peace of mind is suffering at the expense of too many projects for tomorrow, then you might want to let go of some of that stuff and enjoy more of what’s happening right here, right now.
2. ‘The Best Is Behind Me’ Clutter Personality
This is a similarly time-focussed clutter personality. But instead of being mired in stuff for the future, they’re drowning in stuff from the past.
Key keepsakes help us treasure our memories. They let us honor our personal history and remember our loved ones.
But what if your home is a giant shrine to the past and leaves little room for living in the present or being open to future possibilities? Then consider curating your mementos and only keeping your most cherished items.
3. ‘I Can’t Decide’ Clutter Personality
This clutter personality defers decisions, resulting in stuff piling up everywhere.
I don’t know what to do about that piece of mail so I’ll just leave it here. I don’t know if I want to wear that jumper so I’ll just leave it there. I can’t decide which shampoo I like so I’ll scatter all 27 bottles around the bathroom.
Leaving your options open is sometimes a good idea. But not if it means your deferred decisions are drowning you in clutter.
Make a choice and move on with your decluttered life.
4. ‘I’ll Do It Later’ Clutter Personality
While the previous clutter personality defers decisions, this one defers actions.
I’ll put that away later. I’ll finish that later. I’ll look at that later.
Meanwhile, all the stuff sits around cluttering up your mind and your home.
Stop putting things off, stop leaving things half-finished, start putting things away – and you’ll instantly declutter your life.
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If you catch yourself saying any of these statements, then you can start to deal with your clutter problem at the root – your thinking.
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12 thoughts on “What’s Your Clutter Personality?”
I’m exhausted reading all of the types and now they are all sounding the same. I will do it tomorrow. 😉
Ohhh! I am an “I’ll do it later” girl. Too much on front of me makes me go into procrastination mode.
I am not all of the above, but most of the above! Yes, it is good to see I am not alone 🙂 The problem with a “one day” personality combined with “I’ll do it later” and “I can’t decide” is that I start many of of those one day projects, and then get indecisive and think maybe I’ll do it later…. my desk is a pile of half-started things, many of which I should just finish. Including the grading that I am procrastinating about right now 🙂
Glad it’s not just me that’s panicking about being all of the above!
I am definitely a mixture and it looks like i am not alone hahaha
I just need to remember to CATCH myself doing it, work out what triggers it and change the pattern !!!
I’ll do it later! That’s me! 😉
I think I am hopeless……………..
All of the above!
bought it now the link doesn’t work
I’m all of those!!!!!
what if you are all of the above? I am at different points I guess, neither one extreme by itself, but it’s that they all exist that seems to be my problem .