In a recent blog on the Psychology Today website the author, Gretchen Rubin, discusses how the simple act of clearing a surface can contribute to control and less clutter.
I agree that clutter begets clutter and that decluttering can create a sense of calm.
Think about an area of your home that stays clutter-free. What is different about that area? Is it habit for that area to remain clear? Why does it stay clear? What hot spot in your home is really bugging you? Try applying the principles employed in your clutter-free area to this area. Sometimes just thinking it is possible, looking at the spot and its use differently or setting a goal to make only one area clutter-free can be the tipping point.
So pick one surface (they are most visible) to clear this week…what did you pick. I picked the bench in my entry hall.