Doesn’t everyone have to rush around tidying their mess up before their friends pop ‘round?
When you live in constant chaos, fighting back a tide of clutter falling out of your cupboards and out onto your floor, and tripping you up, it is easy to start believing that the frantic tidying you do before visitors arrive is something everybody has to do. It can also fuel a low grade feeling that the way you live in your home everyday, isn’t actually acceptable to the people you know. After all, if this is you, you never let them actually see how you live, do you?
If you live in a state of perpetual chaos, another thing that seems ‘normal’ is the way that your useful belongings become ‘swallowed’ up by the mountains of clutter. Battling through it, to find what you need in order to start on some task or other seems normal too. You can’t imagine it being any other way. And you subconsciously budget the time you’re going to spend looking for the things you need, into your time estimate for any task. So you may say to yourself ‘Oh, changing that lightbulb will only take a couple of minutes…’ but keep putting it off, because your subconscious mind knows that finding a bulb and digging through the piles on the floor so that you can reach the light fitting and clearing a chair to stand on, and putting all the stuff back again (and I can’t think of anything more depressing than carefully replacing a mess) is in reality, going to take you 15 minutes at least.
But, if this seems ‘normal’ to you, it feels quite unbelievable that real people with families and busy lives, can live any other way. Human beings seem to be very adaptable in this regard. Able to get used to living with constant pain, or a state of lethargy and heaviness when they’re unfit, and to regard it all as ‘normal’ for them, when in fact they are carrying a burden. And burdens always exact a price, in energy, and in joy.
Clutter, and the chaos it creates in your living space, is an unnecessary burden. I assure you, that ‘naturally’ tidy people and tidy households do exist. Ones where the inhabitants don’t have to rush around tidying up before someone calls, and where living in a well organised space is ‘normal’. And these people don’t spend lots of time tidying up either. Wouldn’t you love to be able to live like that?
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