Photo courtesy: thetimes.co.uk
Experts tell the Wall Street Journal that what we accumulate reflects some of our deepest thoughts and feelings. For example, a mother of young children who’s hanging on to their clothing so, someday, she might say, “See, I treasured you.”
Whether it’s piles of unread newspapers or collecting empty margarine tubs or old electronics, experts say emotions are lurking beneath.
Professional organizers who help people deal with clutter say clients need to understand why they save what they save, or things will likely pile up again. Their advice on thinning the pile: start small.