The High Cost of Clutter

After selling the home they had lived in for 26 years, Marlene Alexander and her husband found themselves overwhelmed on moving day. They had spent weeks getting rid of stuff around the house, but were still inundated with piles of clutter when the time to leave arrived. Marlene’s sage observations on the subject include noting that clutter is a waste of time and a waste of space. Clutter is demoralizing and clutter makes it hard to think. (Studies show it can actually wear you down mentally.) Clutter can also be dangerous, as it can fall and cause falls. The time to get on top of clutter is before it gets on top of you.

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By Carrie Rattle

Carrie Rattle is a Principal at, a website for women focused on mind and money behaviors. She has worked in the financial services industry for 20+ years and hopes to inspire women to better prepare themselves for financial independence. Read More