clut·ter: A confused or disordered state or collection; a jumble

One episode of Hoarders leaves me feeling like Martha Stewart on a bad hair day — while you won’t find feline skeletal remains buried beneath half-drained paper cups in my house, I doubt Martha would stack her books to the point of toppling as I sometimes do.

Let’s face it. House clutter kills more than cats, including:

  • spontaneity (sure, drop by any time! not.)
  • energy (does anything sap it quicker than disorder?)
  • beauty (even one who beholds would have to agree with me on this one)
  • peace (there’s always something to move, clean, or peep over)

Did you know it can also kill your creativity? Check out Jeff Goin’s post Your Clutter is Killing Your Creativity (And What to Do About It). His blog is one of my most recent and favorite finds.

In the meantime, if you could use a boost of decluttering confidence despite your own toppling towers (am I alone here?), tune into an episode of Hoarders. You’ll be tweeting your own organizational tips in no time!