Day 2017: Clutter

Last Friday’s Coping and Healing therapy group focused on the issue of clutter.

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The word “clutter” is still cluttering up my white board.

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Now I’m going to clutter up this post with a definition of “clutter.”

clut·ter
ˈklədər
verb
1. crowd (something) untidily; fill with clutter.
“his apartment was cluttered with paintings and antiques”
synonyms: litter, mess up, disarrange
noun
1. a collection of things lying about in an untidy mass.
“the attic is full of clutter”

Many thoughts clutter up my brain, including this one:

One person’s clutter is another person’s treasure.

There are lots of new photos cluttering up my iPhone.

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Yesterday, I cluttered up WordPress with Day 2016: How to be more awesome.  Tomorrow, I’ll be trying to figure out how to clutter up a post when the number of the day is the same as the number of the year.

There are a LOT of videos about clutter cluttering up YouTube. Here‘s one:

Here‘s “Clutter” by Ronald Jenkees:

 

I look forward to all the clutter in the comment section below.

As usual, I clutter up my posts with thanks to all who help me create them and — of course! — to YOU.

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21 thoughts on “Day 2017: Clutter

  1. The less I have around me, the better I feel. Except for Mac and cheese, I can never have too much of that around me.

  2. I have a terrible problem with clutter. I always seem to accumulate other people’s and I never have the time to do anything about it.
    Loving the sock pix! 🙂

  3. Clutter seems to feel better if I define it as ‘my essential stuff’ instead, Ann.

  4. Pingback: The Uncluttered Mind | Mitigating Chaos

  5. A tidy ship is a happy ship, And my ship’s still afloat, so I’m happy.

  6. My homeroom teacher in 7th grade had a sign that said “A clean desk is a sign of a sick mind.” That tickled me because he was letting us know he had an extremely sick mind. A lot of artists are known for their extremely cluttered studios. One of my favorite stories is that a woman was having her portrait painted by Francis Bacon and was annoyed when she noticed he wasn’t looking at her but at a picture of a rhinoceros on the floor of his studio. Well, here I am, cluttering up your blog with comments again, but, as Groucho Marx said, “Well, Art is Art, isn’t it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does.”

  7. Due to some plumbing crises, I’ve been moving around a lot of furniture and emptying out rooms and putting things into plastic boxes and painting walls. Thank you for reminding me that I am not only repairing pipes, but decluttering!

  8. You can clutter up my plate with mac and cheese any time.

  9. There is a lot of clutter in my house the same can be said can be said for my parents house and I hear from my daughter that I need to declutter but easier said than done for me

  10. I love that Ronald Jenkees “Clutter” piece. Very cool! Wish my clutter sounded like that!

  11. One day I must un-clutter my computer. When I get around to it

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