My counter gets bombarded daily by invitations ... coupons ... sale flyers ... magazines ... school projects and more. These things sit there until I can make a decision on them ... are we free on the day of the party ... will we need to buy something at this store ... will this flyer contain some must have item that we've been searching for ... will this magazine contain that life changing article I need to read ... which artwork goes in the keep file and which goes in the trash??? It sits and it sits and it sits while I do everything else except act on it.
My inbox is a similar issue ... more things that need my attention ... (invitations, online coupons, online sales notices, blogs and articles about parenting or business building) ... I see them, don't have time to read them (or can't read them easily from my phone) and so I let them pile up in my inbox until I get back to them (which I never do ...). I have 347 UNREAD messages in my inbox right now. I have 17 pages TOTAL of messages that must contain something important that I saved for later ... I can never find the message that I NEED to respond to when I finally need it. Is this a problem for me ... yes ... it's a big problem!
I'm looking forward to facilitating the clutter work group and putting some attention to my own clutter issue. In the end I know the clutter won't disappear in these areas until I change the habits that keep it circulating in my space. These habits and the clutter they create are no longer serving me ... and I'm ready to let them go once and for all.
So here's the question to ponder: What clutter are you keeping and what is it showing you about how your living? Feel free to share in the comments section below.
Happy Feng Shui-ing!