Look around your home and do some simple math: 1+1= Too many. Clutter will multiply and grow when the reasons for it go unchecked. While the list of reasons is never-ending, some are more typical than others.
When something around the home goes to the "lost and never to be found" category, the common reaction is to immediately go out and buy another one. Unfortunately, chances are good that the new item will be doomed to the same fate. If everything in your house had a logical home of its own, it would be easier to put away and just as easy to find the next time it is needed.
Old appliances and whatnot can be another sticking point. When things like old toasters stop working correctly but are not necessarily broken, they get demoted to the basement or garage and placed on the "just in case" shelf. Time to get over it and realize that they will never be used again. This stuff just accumulates, getting rusty and dusty, and all the while taking up precious space.
Storage space is always an issue. Know what is in the closets so that you can be better prepared and ready to do battle the next time that you enter a retail store. Displays and store layouts are designed for you to buy products that are not really needed or wanted. Too many can add up quickly.
By applying a little math, you will be able to divide and conquer your clutter issues. The benefits that are added to your daily lifestyle will surely multiply, time and time again.
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