13 Signs That You Have Too Much Stuff & What to Do About It
Have you ever wondered if you have too much stuff? You look around your home, and you think, “too much stuff, not enough space”, but you’re not quite sure what to do. Today, Kallie is showing you a few simple tests you can do to see if you have too much stuff.
If you think about stuff when you can’t see it, then you have too much stuff. The example that Kallie brings is the attic in her old house - it was so cluttered that she would lay at night thinking about it and that was a sign it had too much stuff in it.
If you have piles of stuff lying around your home, that’s a sign that you have too much stuff.
If you know that you own something but you can’t find it because your home is too cluttered, that’s a sign that you have too much stuff. It also defeats the point of owning things if you own something but can never find it, showing another way in which clutter can inconvenience your life.
If you are afraid of guests dropping by unannounced because there is stuff all over and you’re embarrassed about the mess, that’s a sign you have too much stuff. Kallie knows it’s impossible to be completely neat all the time, but she proposes the 15 minutes test: Your house should be tidy enough that with 15 minutes, you could get it into a state where you wouldn’t be embarrassed if guests walked in.
If laundry takes forever because, by the time you’ve done one load, you’re already on to the next one, that’s a sign you’ve got too much stuff - and you should think about getting rid of some of your clothes.
Signs you have too much stuff
If you’re overwhelmed by too much stuff, the first step is to identify the problem, and then you can start to think about fixing it. With these hacks, Kallie shows you how to identify when you have too much stuff, allowing you to finally begin the decluttering process.
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