Decluttering has overtime been defined in relation to cleaning and home cleaning in general.
Hence, it is important to resonate that decluttering can be extended to mean several things in relation to the workplace, sale of property and the mental health.
WHAT IS DECLUTTERING?
This shall be defined in two ways: literal and non-literal:
Declutter, in its literal meaning, according to dictionary.com, is “to remove a mess or clutter from a place”.
To declutter means to put in the right way and place or to put in the proper manner or put in the default setting and accepted manner. It is the absence of clutter.
This means that clutter is the cause of declutter. So, in defining decluttering, clutter has to be defined. Clutter means not in the right place.
The several extentions of decluttering is called the non-literal usage of the meaning of the word. That is, the literal meaning of clutter is used in another way, as a way of comparison in order to prove a point.
The Effects Of Decluttering
Decluttering is a versatile term, which could be used in all spheres of life. This is the reason why decluttering is fast becoming an important term.
The first step to decluttering is realizing that there is a clutter and this is where the detection comes in. just like the saying that the first step to solving a problem is realizing that there is a problem.
Decluttering At Work
This occurs when an employer removes an employee from a line of duty in an organization.
A beautiful thing attracts so does a beautiful place. An untidy place has a way of reducing sales and thus, needs to be decluttered. Additionally, an employer may need to declutter for several reasons like:
- Disobedience to the organization’s rules and regulation
- Constant late coming to work
- Report of bad customer service on an employee
- Drug abuse
In this case, the act of decluttering creates space for the organization’s like-minds, with good energy and new aura to come in.
Decluttering at Home
This is the real and basic sense with which the term has been used. This is the process of removing a thing from a place to its proper and actual location. This occurs when the doer sees that the thing in question is in a place that makes the environment looks unkept or untidy.
This could also be done when the property owner is about to put the property on sale. In this case, this action helps in the following ways:
- It makes the house more spacious and beautiful in the sight of the buyer.
- It enables the seller sells faster
- It helps the seller detect places that need to be fixed for better pricing
- It creates more room for proper decoration
- It helps takes proper record of the items in the home.
This implies that Decluttering at home occurs at different levels.
Self-declutering is the process of freeing oneself from things and activities that are not beneficial or needed. Self decluttering is so important especial due to the rate of mental instability and disorder.
Mental instability can occur to anyone. Mental instability can be caused by the following and more:
- violent relationship
- low self-esteem,
- unacceptable physical structure
- drug and alcohol abuse
- fear of Rejection
- loneliness or social isolation
Self-decluttering puts your body, soul and spirit in check. It helps you keep track of your social, physical, financial, mental and spiritual wellbeing. It helps you tidy up social values that are stagnating your growth or not helpful for your general wellbeing.
Self-decluttering improves the general wellbeing of the individual through the purgation of emotion.
It frees an individual who is tied to the unhealthy thoughts of the past. It promotes self-acceptance and enables an individual put on a good aura.
Self-decluttering could be done differently depending on the thing causing the clutter, the ‘self’ and the purpose for the decluttering which could be physical or social.
From the foregoing, it would not be a wonder that decluttering is an inclusive term. The act of decluttering is a self-improved activity, home-improved activity and work-improved activity that should be practice by all.