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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Is There a Difference Between Being Cluttered and Being Disorganized?

I always loved reading the Home Section of the Washington Post when we lived in the DC area. I still get feeds from it, and in a recent piece, Penny Catterall answered a reader's question about whether there is a difference between cluttered and disorganized:

"I would say that there is a difference between cluttered and disorganized.  If someone has a cluttered house, but they have no problem finding things in it, have a smoothly running system for processing mail, bills, etc., and the clutter is not impeding their life in any way, then I would say that is fine.

However, if there are so many things in the house that they can't find their keys to get out the door in the morning, or they have so many clothes in the closet that they can't find anything to actually wear, or the important mail is getting lost under piles of junk, then my response would be that the clutter is preventing them from leading the life they want to live."

Where do you fall?

More on clutter:
Decluttering in 5: 20 Decluttering Tasks You Can do In 5 Minutes or Less
Tackling the #1 Clutter Annoyance
1-2-3 ... Get Organized eBooks - Organizing One Area at a Time