Although it may be easier to focus on clutter that we don’t use, need, or want, items that aren’t put away where they belong are also clutter. If an item has a home, then putting it away quickly eliminates that clutter. However, if you have something that just doesn’t seem to belong anywhere in your home, consider if you just don’t need it.
Remember, there’s no such thing as a perfect or proper place for items; sometimes, you just need to decide where you are going to keep it. If you find that you can’t, or don’t want to, do that for an item, see if that to-be-donated box you keep in the closet is the perfect place.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.