How to Know When You Have Too Much Stuff & Not Enough Space

by Simplify

If you have too much stuff and not enough space, Mia Danielle says you probably just have a clutter problem—not too small of a house. Mia’s an expert in designing holistic and clutter-free spaces no matter what their size, so others don’t have to feel so overwhelmed with too much stuff in their homes.

If you’re thinking, “Help! I think I have too much stuff!” Don’t worry. Mia has come up with 50 signs that prove that you do, in fact, have too much stuff, so you can finally stop wishing you had a bigger home.

The first sign that you have too much stuff, and not enough space is if it takes you too long to clean your house. Other signs are having trouble closing drawers, having sauce packets, cups, or straws from fast food places inside your home, having piles of random stuff lying around, and owning previous versions of things long after you’ve replaced them.

Other signs that you have too much stuff and not enough space include having more than one junk drawer, buying things you forgot you already had, not liking it when visitors stop by, it taking a while for you to find an outfit, not being able to find things when you need them, owning things you don’t even like, and having to shove things in closets.

How to know and what to do when you have too much stuff

While Mia has many additional signs on her list, some of them she mentions include not paying bills on time because they get lost in a pile of mail and having bags of donations lying around.

Want to know how to organize a room with too much stuff? Mia says it’s easy; get rid of your extra stuff. Because when you have too much stuff and not enough space, it’s the extra stuff that’s really the problem, not the lack of space.

Too much stuff, not enough space

For more decluttering stories, discover things that hold you back from getting rid of clutter and how to declutter a kitchen in 15 minutes.

To see more videos, check out the Mia Danielle YouTube channel.

Join the conversation
3 of 43 comments
  • Hen11882410 Hen11882410 on Aug 23, 2022

    I have all the things going on in my home too much stuff, I just moved my mom into an assistance living apartment and I have to bring stuff to my home that she did not need! This includes photo albums I don't want to bring it to my place but we don't have any options. This is so stressful

    • Brenda Sampson Brenda Sampson on Aug 25, 2022

      After Having covid and realising that had I died my family would not know how to get rid of everything i collected all the years. I have 10 grandchildren and having the 10th great grand child in december and they do not live with me so I have given access crockery to all the married kids and the jewellery divided and given for safe keeping to the bank when they are of age. i let all the great granddaughter picked what they would like as i know everybody has different tastes. Now my daughter and I taking access good and putting up for sale. I know the kids dont want to keep unessary things and would feel guilty if they had to give it away without my knowledge. Speak to mom and ask her if you can sell some of the things you will not be using, remind her that her memories will be the best thing in live and nobody can take it from you. Good luck to you.

  • Gene Burch Gene Burch on Aug 28, 2022

    I am very organized and trying to help my sister the hoarder to declutter. I just sent this to her and found it helpful myself. Thanks