Way back in January, I wrote “How to Declutter Your Marriage.” And after Mithra’s insight in last Tuesday’s guest post, I thought I should revisit the topic. In my January post, I talked more about an emotional clutter, but what about physical clutter?
Studies show that clutter can make people anxious and unable to relax as well as send our brains signals that our work isn’t done. Trae and I both work a lot, and I am starting to realize that clutter makes me emotionally overwhelmed to the point that I can get snappy and accusatory towards Trae about the house’s mess. Crazy thing: only three areas in our house tend to get a little cluttered. The kitchen table, one chair in the living room, and the master bedroom. Yet those three areas are enough to make me at times feel physically ill and anxious.