Has Your Clutter Earned the Right to Live in Your Home?

A couple of years ago I wrote a post about how things can be freeloaders in our homes.  Many times we have such an emotional attachment to our things that we lose sight of what’s of value to our lives and what isn’t.

I looked up the definition of “clutter” in my Webster’s New World College Dictionary.  Granted this book was the 1997 version and some definitions may have change. Anyway, it says that clutter is a number of things scattered in disorder or a jumble.  It doesn’t say that any of the things are junk, just that they are “scattered in disorder”.

Maybe this definition is part of the problem with understanding if our things are just cluttered or if they are freeloaders.  To understand how I defined what is a freeloader and what isn’t with regards to our things, please check out this blog post.

“Things” Can Be Freeloaders

Our lives are busy and sometimes we just don’t have time to keep everything organized.  But at some point it will become more than just a little mess.  This blog post explains what the difference is.

Is It Clutter or Just a Little Mess?

The more we educate ourselves on what is just a mess, what is clutter, what is a freeloader, and even what is junk and what is treasure, the easier it will be to emotionally detach ourselves from our things. Without our emotions clouding our logical thinking we will be able to decide which things have earned the right to live in our home and which should be kicked to the curb.

This article asks 12 questions that can help you think clearly as to whether your things are junk or treasure.

Is it Junk or Treasure?

Please let me know in the comment section what kind of “freeloaders” you have found living in your home.

To a lighter load along the way.