For most people, their clutter issues are on the floor, on a desk, a table or any other flat surface in their home. However, it is also possible to have clutter on the walls.
When was the last time you looked up? Take a moment to get a good look at what you have on the walls. When was the last time you hung a picture, a piece of metal art, a clock or put collectibles on a shelf? Have you really taken a good look at them lately?
After a while, we become so used to what we have on the walls, we don't see it anymore. Has the framed art been on your walls for years? Is the fridge filled with pictures your kids drew months and months ago? Is the sculptured art on your walls screaming 1980? Have the nick knacks or collectibles been on your shelf, collecting dust, since your trip in 2005?
Is the artwork in your home and office now just clutter, or is it something you truly value? Does it still inspire you? Does it make you smile or challenge you or create within you a sense of awe? Or, are you indifferent about it and it is simply there so you have something to hang in that space? Are these images ones you still love?
It is easy to become numb to the images we see every day, especially when those images are ones we don’t love, cherish, or appreciate. It’s also very simple for these items to become part of the invisible clutter in our homes because they usually don’t take up floor space — we don’t trip over the things hanging on our walls.
Take some time today and walk around your home. Look up and see what is on your walls. Perhaps, now, these items no longer bring you that joy, make you smile or evoke a fond memory. If that's the case, it's time to make a change.
Let me know what you see on your walls and what changes you intend to make.
In the meantime, if you are feeling overwhelmed with the thought of getting organized, contact me. I'll be glad to help.
Have a great week!