Helping you achieve a clutter free home and life
Helping you achieve a clutter free home and life
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Clutter Affects Your Relationships. Period.

Rochelle Sudfelt clutter communication declutter decluttering relationships Success The effects of clutter

At ReclaimYou, our tagline is “Helping you create a clutter free home and life…AND LIFE!

We work with these 6 types of clutter

1. Mental Clutter
2. Emotional Clutter
3. Physical Clutter
4. Digital Clutter
5. Life Clutter
6. Financial Clutter

All these types of clutter intertwine and all of them have a way of messing with your relationships.

Time and time again as a professional organiser, I hear the stories from frustrated partners who want to support their spouse but at the same time feel like they’re suffocating under the pressure, the stuff in their home and life is putting on them.

It's easy for clutter to accumulate without us even realising its consequences. Beyond just creating a messy living space, clutter can significantly impact our relationships. Whether it's with our partners, children, family members, or friends, the effects of clutter on our connections run deeper than surface-level disorganisation. 

The physical presence of clutter in our living spaces can create tangible barriers between us and our loved ones. Piles of belongings can physically separate us, making it challenging to navigate our homes and find common areas for shared activities.
Couples sleeping in separate beds or on couches and chairs. No place at the table to connect over a meal. This loss of intimacy is sure to strain a relationship.
It can lead to communication breakdowns, feeling of resentment and may further amplify mental and emotional clutter

One of the most insidious effects of clutter on relationships is the buildup of resentment. When one partner feels burdened by the clutter or perceives the other as neglecting their responsibilities, it can lead to feelings of frustration and resentment. Over time, this emotional clutter can erode trust and intimacy in the relationship.

The presence of clutter in our living spaces can also take a toll on our mental health, which in turn affects our relationships. Studies have shown that clutter can contribute to feelings of stress, anxiety, and even depression. When we're overwhelmed by clutter, it's harder to show up fully in our relationships and be present for our loved ones and ourselves!

Despite its negative effects, there are steps we can take to mitigate the impact of clutter on our relationships:

  • Open Communication: Talk openly with your partner about your feelings towards clutter and work together to find solutions that accommodate both of your needs.
  • Set Clear Boundaries: Establish clear boundaries around clutter and designate specific areas for organisation and storage.
  • Declutter Regularly: Make decluttering a regular part of your routine to prevent clutter from accumulating and becoming overwhelming.
  • Practice Empathy: Recognise that everyone has different tolerance levels for clutter and be empathetic towards your partner's perspective.
  • Seek Professional Help: If clutter is causing significant strain in your relationship, consider seeking help from a professional organiser or therapist who specialises in hoarding or clutter-related issues.

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