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With Spring officially here most people are thinking about “Spring Cleaning.”

I’m not really into cleaning, but ORGANIZING, now that’s a different story!

Spring cleaning is largely about removing clutter. Webster’s Dictionary defines clutter as: “A number of things scattered in disorder.” My definition is: “A number of things out of place that cause chaos in your environment.”

Clutter is often caused by having too many things, but it is also caused by not having a specific place where you should put things away. Clutter can get EXPENSIVE because people usually end up buying duplicates of things that they already have, but just couldn’t find. Still others deal with clutter by paying to put things in storage!

Here are some interesting statistics related to clutter…

80% of the clutter in most homes is a result of disorganization, NOT A LACK OF SPACE.

Depending on the value of your home, it costs between $10 and $100/square foot to store things in your home.

Unnecessary expenditures related to disorganization and clutter can add up to hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars every year in otherwise unnecessary costs.

For example:

Last minute shopping at premium prices
Buying duplicates of misplaced items
Rush charges
Late fees
Finance charges

Do You Really Need to Pay for Storage?

1 in 11 American households rents a self-storage space (a multi-BILLION dollar industry), spending over $1,000 a year in rent. Believe it or not, I’ve helped people organize and declutter their storage rental units!

A lot of clutter is a result of being disorganized, “fuzzy” priorities, and being undisciplined. People think that they don’t have time to put things away, but they end up taking time and wasting time looking for things. Do you know it only takes 2 minutes to make a bed, empty the dishwasher, and it takes less than a minute to hang up a coat or jacket!

We wear 20% of our clothes 80% of the time.

25% of people with two-car garages don’t have room to park cars inside due to clutter and 32% only have room for one vehicle.

Visual clutter also is commonly associated with mental clutter.

Decluttering reduces stress — think: “Less Mess = Less Stress.”

If you’re ready to start your spring cleaning and suffer from disorganization and clutter PROFESSIONAL HELP is almost always a good first step.

Assessing your current situation and creating a plan to de-clutter your home is the best way to long-term success. Everyone I’ve worked with has followed up telling me how much more relaxed they are in an uncluttered home.

If you struggle with clutter, need help organizing your papers, find yourself with the Terrible Too’s (too much to do, too little time), I can help. Maybe it’s time for a “Three Hour Transformation” to help you get moving in the right direction? I can get you organized and heading in the right direction in only three hours!

Call me at (978) 922-6136 for details and to discuss your current situation.


Nancy Black
Organization Plus

(978) 922-6136