Friday, January 7, 2011

Do You Know the Difference Between Uncluttered and Organized?

Whew. The holidays are officially over. I don't know about you, but my house seems to take a beating during all the celebrations. My wrapping station is crazy again. My desk is full of things I don't even remember putting there. And there are toy manuals all over my house.

Now is a great time to talk about the difference between uncluttered and organized. Did you know that you can have a very organized space, but still FEEL unorganized? Chances are it's because it's a cluttered space. You have too many things!Yes, all your red shoes may be together, but do you really need 7 pairs of them? I know you enjoy coffee, but do you really need 40 mugs?

Americans don't need half the things we have in our homes. And often times those things that we think bring us joy, actually don't. When you walk into an organized room that still feels chaotic, it doesn't much matter if the chaos is organized.

So this year, work on learning the difference between organized and uncluttered. Being organized and uncluttered brings a peaceful feeling into your space...not only because you know where all your belongs are, but because you don't have too many things. So, unclutter your life this year and enjoy a more simple and gratifying life!

Enjoy these pictures of organized clutter:


  1. Boy, do I know about organized clutter. When I do 'tidy up', what happens is that I shift the clutter from one place to another. :(

  2. It happens to all of us! That's when I take a good look at what I really want to keep in my house! Good luck with claiming your clutter!