Disorganized people with cluttered lives often feel frustrated, anxious and out of control. They may find it difficult to truly unwind and relax. de-cluttering, on the other hand, has the ability to generate fresh energy, create mental and physical space, and release negative emotions.
That's according to many de-cluttering experts, none more prominent than Australian Peter Walsh, author of several books on de-cluttering and host of Extreme Clutter.
WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY
"Things that are left undone can be your own undoing," he says firmly. "They just add stress and waste precious time. Organizing is the act of giving yourself more time and peace of mind."
Psychologists describe attachment to clutter as an emotional condition that can bring with it embarrassment, stress and depression. At its worst,it becomes hoarding, or obsessive-compulsive disorder and requires a long-term solution.