I used this during a presentation I gave a couple years ago - I'm not sure where I found it, but I love it!
Clutter becomes that unwanted house guest that you can't get rid of.
- Clutter in your home does not allow your mind and body to rest. It robs you of your health and drains your energy. Not only does it rob us of peace while we’re home, it also steals any bit of joy when we leave home because we dread returning to that mess. Our homes should be a haven not a refuse for garbage.
- Clutter needs cleaning. The guilt of all the clutter keeps you working non-stop. It’s like a spoiled child, requiring all your attention. On a beautiful spring day, clutter-lovers are stuck inside the house dusting, wiping and scrubbing their clutter, when they could be outside enjoying the sunshine!
- Clutter-filled homes are not welcoming to friends or family. We do not invite guests over often. When we do, we almost kill ourselves trying to crisis clean. Clutter is a very selfish house mate and wants you all to himself.
- Clutter never wants you to leave home. It throws every obstacle in your path; laundry needs doing, bills need paying and animals need to be fed.
- Clutter's main sustenance is chaos. So when you are running around your home searching for a document or the car keys that you just put down, or the important school paper that little Johnny needs signed, clutter is celebrating with a feast of chaos from the even bigger mess you made during the search.
- Clutter provides you with an excuse about not doing other things that matter to you. How many goals do you have for your life that you are NOT accomplishing as a result of having clutter in your life
It is time to put clutter in his place and send him packing. It is time for him to pack his bags and for you to send him out into the world to fend for himself. You have wasted enough time and energy on him. From now on, you are going to become very particular about whom you bring home.