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Clutter
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according to Wikipedia
Clutter may refer to Excessive physical disorder: A confusing or disorderly state or collection; or the creation thereof. Excessive, unnecessary or uncontrolled clutter can be a symptom of compulsive hoarding.
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Quiz: Does Clutter Control You?
-by Melissa Breyer from Care2
Is there a stack of mail teetering toward a disaster on your counter? Do you have stacks of magazines from the 1980s that you haven’t looked at since? Find your clutter quotient with this quiz from Unclutter Your Home (Storey Publishing, 1999) by Donna Smallin.
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The Psychology of Clutter
by Heather Grimshaw,
The Denver Post
."People turn physical objects into magic talismans that connect them to memories (and) better times in their lives."
"Your home should be your sanctuary, your buffer against the world. It is torture if you're living in chaos."
(Regina Leeds, "One Year to an Organized Life")
.Getting organized may have more to do with psychology than piles of possessions...e.g. low self-esteem, an inability to make decisions...guilt, grief and attachment are common motivations for retaining old things well past their expiration date...clutter can be indicative of underlying psychological issues.
."It can be an obsessive disorder in which the person is immobilized in terms of action... I think there is a great fear of making a decision that could be wrong, of feeling something like regret or loss or guilt about getting rid" of things."
(Elizabeth Robinson, a psychologist in Denver)
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Home Clutter Mirrors Blocked Chakras,
by Phylameana lila Desy, About.com
A person does not have to look beyond his own home environment to discover which chakra centers may be problematic or blocked. Hoarders are especially at risk of a complete chakra system shutdown.
Chakra blockages are often mirrored by the state of disarray in the various rooms in your home...a messy or disorganized kitchen could reflect a heart chakra imbalance; a cluttered den or home office may indicate mental confusion or lack of focus; a dusty or unorganized master bedroom can affect your love relationship negatively.
Rooms and living spaces that typically represent the major chakras are:
 • Crown Chakra:......Attic, Roof
 • Brow Chakra:........Den, Home Office, Windows
 • Throat Chakra:......Living Room, Family Room
 • Heart Chakra:.......Kitchen, Dining Areas
 • Solar Plexus:........Bathrooms, Personal Spaces
 • Sacral Chakra:......Master Bedroom
 • Root Chakra:........Basement, Crawl Spaces
 • Aura:..................Porches, Decks, Landscaping, Garages
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Mind Map - De Clutter
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