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Declutter to De-Stress and Organize

Declutter to De-Stress and Organize

The change of seasons always inspires me to declutter in hopes of having some sort of a new start and a less stressful life. Clutter always makes me feel like I have things to do so I don’t feel as though I can just relax.

If only decluttering was as simple as putting everything away. But discernment of your personality in regard to your clutter quotient is important, too. For me, I feel my life is sterile if I don’t have some clutter, so that complicates the process for me. I am sure you have your personality glitches that interfere, too.

With all of this in mind I decided to aggregate a number of Care2 clutter articles that have been popular over the years. There is something in here for everyone. Here is to change and freedom from clutter!

How Clutter Affects You
Did you ever dream that clutter can keep you in the past, make you feel tired and lethargic, affect your body weight, confuse you, and more?

Declutter Your Way to Peace and Beauty

Are your mother’s ashes still on your mantle? Most people don’t know how to get rid of clutter. What is the trick?

Organize without plastic! Cardboard boxes, wood crates, chests, old suitcases and/or metal storage boxes are good plastic storage alternatives.

Feng Shui your Wardrobe
Too many clothes strewn around, or overflowing from your closets?

Annie B. Bond is the author of Home Enlightenment (Rodale, 2005, paperback 2008).

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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7:56PM PDT on May 8, 2013

Right now my living space is really cramped and cluttered.

It is less that I need to get rid of things and more that I need my own place or to have only one roommate so that I have a lot more space.

9:47AM PST on Feb 17, 2013

My cats rule the roost and i gotta say that a lot of the clutter are kitty toys,bedding,cat condos,homemade toys...well it's endless. I just love watching my cats snoozing and playing around as they are always i guess i'll be living a cluttered life forever!!!!

7:46AM PST on Jan 2, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

5:42AM PDT on Apr 27, 2012

thanks for sharing

8:53PM PST on Dec 27, 2011


6:33PM PDT on Sep 13, 2011

Very true. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

5:18PM PDT on Sep 9, 2011

i do feel overloaded and cramped by clutter and u r right it is not wanting to let go of the past, comforters and lack of storage as son is the same...i tidy up and he messes up...dogs r likr toddlers with toys all over te floor...deptrssing me ...

7:54AM PDT on Sep 3, 2011

Thank you

9:56PM PDT on Jul 17, 2011

I stopped when I read "are your mother's ashes still on your mantle" I hesitate to read further

7:33PM PST on Jan 10, 2011

Decluttering is an everyday job. My problem is the mail. I have a file cabinet, but I don't file every week and I get mail practically everyday. What I did that helped a lot, is that, I call to get off the mailing list of unnecessary mail that I was receiving. It did take a little time calling, but I feel better. I have to stay on top of it unless it will get out of hand.

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