Clutter is a natural part of life, although it manifests itself in many different ways. Some people handle clutter immediately, sorting objects away into their proper place, maintaining a home that is remarkably devoid of clutter. Others put it off until they can no longer look past it, then straighten everything up in a spur-of-the-moment cleaning spree. And others learn to live with it, making peace with disorganization.
Of these three categories, you probably know which one you fall into.
But did you know that your clutter – and how you handle it – can actually tell you a lot about yourself?
Your attic and/or basement are bursting at the seams
If you habitually stash away items in the attic or basement, you may have difficulty letting go of the past. The attic and basement are convenient for storing items that used to be a part of daily life but are no longer. You might think, “Out of sight, out of mind.” But this isn’t necessarily the case.
It may have been easy to stash your old bicycle, treadmill, college textbooks, kids’ toys in the basement or attic at the moment you went about cleaning your house, but when was the last time you truly did an inventory of everything that’s hiding out there? Often, the attic and basement are used as storage places for items that represent past lives and past versions of yourself. Your college textbooks are out of date… but you have a strong positive attachment to your college days. Your kids are grown and in college themselves now, but you remember the day they first took the training wheels off their bike.
You can still have the memories without keeping the objects, however. If you feel stuck in the past, one way to combat that feeling is to purge old items that you don’t need anymore. Could that kids’ bike have a new life with the family next door?
Your living room is always messy
Clutter in your living room can reflect a blockage in your social life, such as feelings of anxiety relating to social events. As you are most likely to use your living room when entertaining guests, clutter in this area of your home can act as a preventative measure, disallowing you the option of having guests over. This can be a way of trying to protect yourself from social encounters and the vulnerabilities that can be exposed through close friends, but it can also work against you. If you cannot ever have others over to share your space, you are depriving yourself of the opportunities to make close connections.
If your living room is cluttered, think about the state of your social life. Consider if you are happy with it, and, if not, the ways in which you’d like it to change. Decluttering your living room (this could mean anything from picking up items and putting them back where they belong to selling or donating unnecessary objects) can help you to remove the blockages in your social life and become a more fulfilled person.
There are clothes strewn about your bedroom floor
In the same way that attics and basements can represent your personal history and the living room can represent your social life, if you primarily keep your clutter in your bedroom, it could indicate a rocky relationship with yourself. Bedrooms are primarily places of intimacy. You are at your most vulnerable while you are sleeping, and so a cluttered bedroom can be a means of trying to protect yourself from this feeling. A cluttered bedroom can also interfere with intimacy with a partner and prevent you from being able to fully relax.
If your bedroom is cluttered, think about the relationship you have to yourself as well as the relationship(s) you may have with an intimate partner or partners. Are these relationships where you’d like them to be? If not, cleaning up your bedroom – and resolving to keep the floor clothes-free – can help.
Talk to a psychic about your clutter
Talking to a real psychic can help you better understand how clutter may be affecting your life, either positively or negatively. A psychic will be able to help you trace the roots of why you have clutter and can offer suggestions on how you can reduce clutter. Reducing clutter can alleviate stress and is an easy method of self-improvement you can inte