Clutter is defined by Webster as "a crowded or confused mass or collection or things that clutter a place."
Decluttering is defined by Collins English Dictionary as, "to simplify or get rid of mess, disorder, complications, etc. declutter your life."
I wonder if there is a word that defines how you get cluttered. I think it is just called life!
Regardless, clutter annoys me. I feel less productive and less effective when things around me are cluttered. Unfortunately, I am a magnet for clutter...so decluttering is something I try to do often.
Once I get on a roll I find myself almost addicted to the process. Everything I look at I judge to see if it is worthy of staying, going in the garage sale pile, donate pile or trash pile. The physical process of decluttering my home often feels cathartic. I feel lighter. I feel more free. Decluttering my physical space often results in feeling more decluttered mentally.
So my next project is to tackle a black hole of clutter in my house: my family room closet which contains items ranging from bills, games, computer equipment, scrapbooking supplies and artwork from my 7 year old's preschool days!
Wish me luck!