What clutter says about you
Where you store your clutter says a lot about you.
As Mail Online points out, a new book — What Your Clutter Is Trying To Tell You by Kerri Richardson — offers some insight on the link between where people stow away their hoards and their personality traits.
Even if your clutter situation is not as extreme as those featured on TV shows such as A&E’s Hoarders or the old TLC series Hoarding: Buried Alive, clutter can still reflect strong emotional issues that act as mental obstacles.
Here’s what storing your clutter in your closet, desk, garage or attic says about your personality, according to the author.
1. Your closet — nostalgia.
Richardson believes closet clutters can be linked to nostalgic fantasy, a reminder of a happier, youthful time — and not wanting to part with those feelings.
2. Your desk — procrastination.
According to Richardson, desk clutter might affirm fear of moving forward — a stubbornness toward dealing with difficult life issues.
3. Your garage — avoidance.
Boxes stacked up in the garage? Worrying about not knowing where to start the decluttering process and avoiding the task can leave you feeling demotivated. The author notes it’s best to tackle it head on.
4. Your attic — guilt.
Many old heirlooms, keepsakes or mementoes stacked away in boxes in this room may not be of much use to you anymore. Still, people with emotional baggage carry a sense of guilt which prevents them from clearing out such items. Richardson says individuals need to ask themselves whether they really need these boxed items. Postmedia News
Holding on to closet (or even shoe) clutters can be linked to nostalgic fantasy.