The process of decluttering can often have a deeper spiritual significance, as it often stems from a desire for inner peace and order, and often requires confronting our own procrastination and the power we give to objects. Decluttering forces us to understand the ways in which we assign objects the power to grant us acceptance, security and comfort. It also makes us have to prioritize and decide what is essential and what is not. In short, decluttering can help us lead more intentional, focused lives.

Key Takeaways:

  • Decluttering is often a result of a longing for inner peace or relief from the chaos represented by clutter.
  • Decluttering forces us to recognize the level of power we give to objects to represent basic human needs like security, acceptance and comfort.
  • In order to declutter, you have to be able to prioritize and decide what is truly essential.

“Decluttering causes us to confront some key relationships we have to our stuff, and to the world around us:”

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