Yesterday I visited Joshua Tree National Park. I like visiting the desert because of the great amount of open space. I felt like I was expanding.
It made me think of the constrictive nature of clutter. The presence of clutter has a way of pushing things together and reducing space. We lose our sense of openness and feel pinched and squeezed.
One of my clients was telling me how he clutter busted the cabinets in his kitchen. The cabinets appeared to only contain a small amount of space, but held a great amount of things, most of which turned out to be unnecessary in his life. He told me he felt a great sense of relief.
When we question and root out things we no longer care for, we expand. That's why it feels good to clutter bust.