Clutter is just delayed decision making. Not opening the mail upon receipt, not properly filing paperwork, not putting away the laundry are all examples of delayed decisions which manifest into clutter and chaos. Decision making is a skill that can be learned just like golf – some of us are naturally gifted and others have to develop the muscle. But either way it’s muscle memory. Clutter doesn’t control you – you control the clutter.
Let this be your motivation to kick start your week before the holidays. If you see piled mail, papers or laundry, especially if you’ll be hosting any holiday parties soon, make the decision to declutter, sort and put away. You’ll thank yourself come the weekend.