How to Spot Clutter on a Feeling Level

I'll be giving a free mini clutter busting seminar March 17th at the Bodhi Tree Bookstore. I'll be sharing stories from my new book, "Clutter Busting: Letting Go of What's Holding You Back". I'll give tips on how to spot and let go of your clutter. I will also be signing copies of my book. Plus I will take questions from the audience. It's from 7:30 to 9 PM. It's free of charge and it will be fun and informative!

Also, if you have any questions about clutter that you would like to have me address on this blog, then please email me at

Here's today's tip:
Clutter Busting is not an intellectual process. You can't think your way out of a clutter situation. You spot what's no longer serving you on a feeling level. You sense that something doesn't support your life anymore.

Let's practice this principle. Go to your chest of drawers or shelves where you keep your clothes. Take a stack of clothing and bring it to your bed. Sit on your bed with the clothes. Take one piece at a time and hold it up. Ask yourself, "Do I like this anymore? Would I buy this if I were in a store today? How do I feel when I wear this? Does it make me feel good about myself, or not?" The answer comes to you in a basic "yes" or "no". "Does it feel good when I'm looking at it, or does it feel bad?"

You may have memories of the times when you wore it, or who gave it to you. But none of that matters. What is important is how it makes you feel now. If you discover that one of these pieces of clothing is clutter, set it aside in a charity pile. When you are done, make sure to drop the items off at a local charity.

It's important that we surround ourselves with the things that support us in our life. It makes our life that much happier, productive, and easier.