Why can’t you get rid of clutter? Getting rid of clutter should be easy–right? Why then is it so hard to do. In order to understand why we keep accumulating things, we have to understand why we keep things we don’t really need and frequently don’t even love.
Here are some common reasons for your ‘clutter problem’.
You are EMOTIONALLY ATTACHED to the clutter:
- Are you keeping clutter because of emotional attachment? Maybe you are keeping an item of clutter because you are ‘considering the source’. You are attached to the person who gave it to you. Perhaps that person has passed and keeping it is your way of remembering them. That is certainly understandable, however be realistic.
I knew a lady who had to walk through a narrow path in her home because she had so many keepsakes from her departed parents that it was difficult to move around in her own house. This clutter was creating stuck energy. Keep in mind the ‘thing’ they gave you is not them and when you release it, it’s not letting ‘them’ go.
- Maybe you are emotionally attached to an item of clutter because it is a remembrance of an old boyfriend, an ex, or even a memory you had with a person when times were good–but have now changed. You will never bring in new energy to replace the old with clutter from the past. This is the worst kind of clutter. These items suck energy from current relationships and abundance. These items of clutter must go!
Perhaps you are emotionally attached to an item of clutter because it was a gift from someone you care about, even though you don’t so much like the gift…but you don’t want to hurt their feelings. First of all, they probably won’t know. Secondly, by releasing these items of clutter you are not only bringing in new energy for something you do want and need, you are actually creating a better energy between you and that person because subconsciously you feel guilty because of having a little resentment about having to keep it around. Let this clutter go!
When you release energy, new energy must come in. Look around your house to see whether you have any of this type of clutter in your home and see it for what it is…clutter!