Clutter is one of main enemies in my house. I hate it so much that at least once or twice a year, I make it a point to go through every nook and cranny in my home and purge it of things I don’t need or haven’t used. This includes clothes, kitchen utensils and gadgets, shoes, beauty things, books, linens, etc. I am pretty ruthless when it comes to what I get rid of. As a matter of fact, I hate it so much that for the most part, my house has been devoid of any trinkets or tchotchkes and I don’t store anything on my kitchen counters except for the bread box, knife block, paper towel holder and wine rack (the essentials).
So one would think this extends to all areas of my life and for the most part, it does. I’m relentlessly organized and clean at work. My car sometimes teeters on the edge of being bad but once it gets overwhelming I have to stop what I’m doing and clean it out too otherwise I start to panic a bit.