Sacred Uncluttering…

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Karen Kingston Clear Your Clutter book

“…Researchers found that 88 per cent of homes polled contained at least one cluttered room – typically the spare room. Participants reported stashing clutter in their cupboards, garages and bedrooms…”

So I read that on the weekend and it flipped me out….88%???  I KNOW i am a freak for uncluttering (Mars in Virgo conjunct Pluto & Uranus in the 8th) but that stat surprised me.  Okay, what do you think??  I am so anti-clutter that i was looking at pictures of clutter to post and go so disturbed that i had to pace around finding a drawer to unclutter by way of quick therapy and i posted a pic of one of my fave books instead.

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Pisces in CQ
Pisces in CQ

Pff!!!!

Most people I know who are surrounded by their own clutter are very happy in their environment of memories.

Maybe all of those that partook in the survey had a very narrow choice of answers to the questions posed to them or, because the phone was so overrun by their memoribilia that they couldn’t find it – and didn’t even think phone contact so important as to be of major concern!

Ariel
Ariel

My family’s house has a such a severe junk/waste problem, it’s horrific. It’s gone beyond normal levels to represent something psychological: withering of relationships & commitments & enthusiasms, it’s like a graveyard of hopes. My Libra sun, Cancer moon, Virgo-rising mother is actually threatening to leave because my father refuses to clear out the junk & decorate the house. She’s had enough. I don’t live there anymore, and as a gem-aries-leo, i can’t understand why anyone would hang on to that much crap…

pegasus
pegasus

Annie, it’s a Spring thing as well, new beginnings, let go the outworn or useless
to make way for new energy.
The sping clean time.
‘cobwebs’ literally & figuratively are stale Feng Shui.
It’s pre Full Moon, energy building up to obtain results from last 2 weeks.
Cancers usually love their homes with pride, true?

Leonine Librarian
Leonine Librarian

I have a cancerian friend who for some reason worries about her house looking messy….I think she is starting to get that I see it differently…as I just look at her and say, ‘your house is filled with art, and books and music and good food, what’s not to like?’

cancerian annie
cancerian annie

I have this incredibly strong desire to declutter since a few days ago…I can’t stop myself and it’s not even pre-new moon! It’s basically compulsive – I am right on with the astro? 🙂

taurean alchemist
taurean alchemist

nothing better for productivity as a writer than to declutter the desk and bookshelves around me. Sometimes this is just moving things around, cleaning under them, and rearranging them artfully. Always makes me feel better.

I don’t know what’s going on astro-wise that could be called responsible for this but I have managed to make baby steps back into the world of paid employment again… yay… the job is managing/producing online content for a fashion company and I’ll be able to work from home some of the time.

scorpalicious robot
scorpalicious robot

that sounds like a wonderful job TA! Right up your alley.
Astro-wise – prequel to Saturn in Libra?

Leonine Librarian
Leonine Librarian

Congratulations TA. That does sound up your alley. Nice to have some of the time be home-based too.

Champagne Bearing Aquarian
Champagne Bearing Aquarian

Nice one TA! Hope it works out well for you.

xox rockstar libran publicist xox
xox rockstar libran publicist xox

TA – same same re productivity as a writer UPS when space is clear, clean, organised. Used recent down time to practise diligence in filing Hard Drive – ditching decades of defunct image files, god it felt good!! new job sounds ACE!! very similar to new roles evoliving here – hope you enjoy both the role & the flexibility!! xox

Über Virgo
Über Virgo

Great news! Good luck xx

nat
nat

Good news TA. Give it your best x

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Cool TA! Go girl… Fashion appropriate for a Taurian, eh?

I remember you talking about your cashmere bat wing sweater your sister bought you. You must wear it to do your computer work as long as bat wings don’t hamper you, no?

Then of course for a break you can always hang upside down for a spell and letting blood rush to the brain get fresh ideas for layouts and such.

🙂

fluid feline
fluid feline

Funny Sweetpea 🙂 Nice fit TA – venusian, good luck.

xox rockstar libran publicist xox
xox rockstar libran publicist xox

Plutonic – wots gist of Colon / Digestive system bit? pre last new moon I embarked on Colonics ‘ getting rid of old shit’ – also theme of dream yest…..still bugging me – dreamt packing packing packing recurrent theme of volumes of luggage (prized possesions) trying to cram into overscale bags will never manage on own, without success. waking am fastidious packer, tho late to notion of ‘travelling light’ – asleep it’s EVERYTHING & it wont fit & this huge panic that the transport will be missed. somebody stole my watch (I dont wear one) – it was pretty funky,… Read more »

plutonicfemme
plutonicfemme

oh its just a chapter that follows, you know, decluttering your kitchen, decluttering your basement, decluttering your office, and then decluttering your , well, orifices and innards i suppose – with some compelling arguments about what is living inside you if you choose not to proceed with a colonic or some such.

plutonicfemme
plutonicfemme

OMG I jsut read that link. karen Kingston got her space and life cleared out alright. OF course, how terrible. But more’s the point – how frikkin ironic.

xox rockstar libran publicist xox
xox rockstar libran publicist xox

hey putonic – get this – since typing last post – half my client base just decluttered my esk. 50% of guaranteed project work ‘on hold’ pending internal discussion. go figure……..the punches just keep coming, or rather GOING!!

yeah the irony on Karen’s ex hub clearing her bank account / hotel / location for workshop was not lost on me…..boy there’s some BIG shifts at the mo………

fluid feline
fluid feline

RLP – Merc Retro shadowzone – ‘on hold’ will probably be GO when Merc moves forward again. x

sun pisces, moon aries, leo rising
sun pisces, moon aries, leo rising

I cannot declutter. I simply cannot. I want to desperately. But I just don’t have anywhere to put it all. Every spare centimetre of my desk is currently piled a foot high with all the paperwork relating to my different functions in life, my laptop in the middle. Wardrobe looks pretty much the same. Have started piling clothes on the floor as all drawers and shelves overflowing. Spare cupboard filled to rafters, under the bed the same. Kitchen table covered in bills, mail, kids books, etc. There is simply no place for this stuff to go…..

unpredictable pisces
unpredictable pisces

Decluttering is mainly getting rid of stuff – not just re-storing it…one thing you could do is go to some cheapo department store and but those plastic stackable tubs (like 50 Litres or whatever size works best. Buy about 8 or something. THEN, sort the stuff out at least – one tub for domestic paperwork, one tub for work reading. then in the bedrooms, one tub for jumpers, one for pants, one for dress-ups. One tub for kids books, then toys. Piles of crap is bad for mental and physical health non? asthma (dust), and the rest. Not to mention… Read more »

Über Virgo
Über Virgo

A dumpster?

I have this argument with my mother, a Virgo with Pisces moon. I can’t relax among clutter. She says trying to keep places clean and uncluttered interferes with relaxation.

88% is a modest estimate.

sun pisces, moon aries, leo rising
sun pisces, moon aries, leo rising

This sounds like the argument I have wth my husband. I like things cluttered and clean, he likes them uncluttered but never cleans.
I completely understand the comment about not being able to relax if having to clear clutter constantly. It seems like it would be a full time job.

spirit
spirit

I always feel bad when I chuck stuff…….like I`m hurting “It`s” feelings when I chuck it.

Leonine Librarian
Leonine Librarian

I’m still in the process of decluttering…it’s not like I had stacks of newspapers to the ceilings with little winding paths or anything…or like an artist friend of Dad’s who couldn’t use his kitchen for food prep because it was filled with vodka bottles…although food wasn’t the priority…anyways my point is that there are many points along a ‘cluttered’ continuum. Most rooms are clean and uncluttered and utilised productively to the max…but there is still a room with uni notes and paperwork, and discards of other people’s stuff …and I’ve reduced it a lot…and I’m sure there is foul feng… Read more »

cortney
cortney

I love to unclutter – it is so true that good things happen after you do. It might take a week or so but bang- there she goes! One thing I worry about that is I can get so into it that one day I get scared i’ll throw out all my shit!

unpredictable pisces
unpredictable pisces

I have recently been taking control of the Clutter. I also read Karen Kingston’s first book (mentioned on that cover) and really like the principles she discusses although yeah maybe I could do it all if i was paid $$$ to Clear Space…mind u smudged my house (and car 🙂 ) a month or so ago, smelt like a bushfire for a few days then gone. I am not necessarily throwing everything out but pasting into scrapbooks, storing ‘mindfully’ or if i know I just can’t part with something Now, I let myself keep it until next session, not hurting… Read more »

hazelblackberry
hazelblackberry

UP, I think that’s a good approach. KK is really into even chucking out photos and the like. If that works for her, great, but I couldn’t do it. Not that I keep every memento. But while she espouses the notion that there is sacredness and spirituality in our spaces, she perhaps doesn’t give as much due as she should to the strong emotional connection we can have to physical things because they connect us to the people, events and places of the past. Connect us, but not necessarily tie us down, which I think is what we’re supposed to… Read more »

Leonine Librarian
Leonine Librarian

Yeah hazelblackberry, embracing something has a different energy, to clinging…in my view.

Ms Motown
Ms Motown

Well, all my “clutter” is in storage. I have bundled up my “spare room” and paid someone to keep it under lock and key. My home is stripped bare… Will the Storage Firm take adequate care of all my hits and memories??? My entire precious vinyl collection, my momentos, my family history~ my back catalogue as it were…..

Sometime soon, I have to find to time to go there and rummage through all my sentimental stuff……. ~**not now**~ too busy!

little fish
little fish

Dear MM and all blogists/bloggers (what do we call ourselves?) I do think that 88% may be correct. Even my perfectionist friends have places where they hide stuff. The kitchen may be stainless steel and the oven never used, the bathroom shower squidgied after showering, the loungeroom never used so the carpet stays clean, but, geez, there is always a little place where sentimental stuff is kept. I found the school reports of my ex and his brothers in the woodbox, for goodness sake!!( Her neighbour found her dead husband’s love letters from his mistress in the cavity wall of… Read more »

Ms Motown
Ms Motown

We, Little Fish are a coven in the blogg-o-sphere. I have craved a coven for years! Finally, I’ve found one. Just not in the way that i anticipated…..

Aqua snail male
Aqua snail male
Aqua snail male
Aqua snail male

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Aqua snail male
Aqua snail male

88% sounds like a bad numerology-feng shui porky to me.

Although after reading ‘It’s All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff’ the figure is probably spot on for 1st world Australian / US folk who were born after 1940.

starstrokes
starstrokes

I am left feeling truly exalted after a good declutter – my cupboards are looking & feeling mucha better after a recent clearing jag. I am a true rebel at heart tho- I can jam junk in a drawer anytime…thats really living on the edge! lol

prowlncat
prowlncat

I read this book years ago and ran about the joint with a smudge stick and those mini Tibetan clanging gong thingos chanting stuff and chucking out everything in sight (some of which I later regretted) and Bugger All happened. Quite frankly all this space clearing feng shuiy hoey doesn’t work for me although I naturally am a tidy person for aesthetic reasons and because my brain seizes up and refuses to work if things are too messy. Actually in my old job at the ad agency I had the tidiest desk in the entire office (there were 15+ Virgos… Read more »

Champagne Bearing Aquarian
Champagne Bearing Aquarian

LOL! It just dawned on me that I cleaned my oven (Vestal scared hearth), de-moudled the bathroom walls and ran around my apartment with a smudge stick on the winter solsctice and Ex-Mr CBA moved out the next week!

But yes, previous attempts with the smudge stick and the Tibetan bells have been less dramatic!

Champagne Bearing Aquarian
Champagne Bearing Aquarian

*sacred* not scared. Argh!

prowlncat
prowlncat

woah CBA … he must have really needed to go for the universe to remove him that quickly AND along with the bathroom mould!!! What an analogy!

Perhaps I shall try it for myself again and this time on a potent astrological day.

xox rockstar libran publicist xox
xox rockstar libran publicist xox

prowlers – my dyslexia misread your opening line as “you ran around with a joint and a smudge stick………” had mental picture of you sky high, clanging symbols waving sage……tehehehe 😉

prowlncat
prowlncat

ROFL .. no I was pregnant at the time so no drugs or alcohol just good ol’ fashioned hormone fuelled insanity 😉

shell
shell

whilst i do get the whole unclutter thing, i still believe there is room in every house/life for a random spot for ‘stuff’. sometimes there is stuff for which there is no real home, so a stuff home is required, under the bed, top of the wardrobe, old suitcase on the floor. What would I do with the kitchen door i took off, my random sewing knitting things, letters I’ve kept, stereo boxes etc without some spot I’m allowed to clutter up with stuff? but then as a gemini, i carry so much clutter about in my brain, i just… Read more »

hazelblackberry
hazelblackberry

Hi Shell, two important points that karen Kingston makes: (1) you should have a drawer or container or something that contains clutter, but that you should make time to perioidcally go through this; and (2) that her books aren’t necessarily about clean, empty spaces, and that a house filled floor to ceiling with stuff isn’t necessarily cluttetered if that stuff is in some way ‘puposeful’ in that person’ life. She even talks about having to temporarily hang on to some clutter but to do so consciously. Even if you don’t believe in the quasi-spiritual aspect of it, it’s a very… Read more »

shell
shell

Thanks HBB, purposeful stuff it is.

Champagne Bearing Aquarian
Champagne Bearing Aquarian

That article just makes me want to go home tonight, tie my hair back with a kerchief and everything and spring clean like crazy. And I was only thinking earlier today about looking into feng shui for my apartment. Clutter begone!

plutonicfemme
plutonicfemme

i LOVE this book. Makes you want to cull and rampage thru your house like invading barbarian, throwing last years’ fashion to the wolves.

Colon/digestive system chapter a little alarming however. I bet more than 88% of people are freaked out by that one!

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