Cluttergories

For an organized look at clutter, we divided the categories of clutter as follows. We call these cluttergories.

  1. Physical CluttergoriesPhysical Physical clutter is stuff that gets in the way; material things that block our path, or that we trip over.
  2. Mental CluttergoriesMental Mental clutter includes thoughts, worries, emotions, and regrets that distract and drain us.
  3. Digital CluttergoriesDigital Digital clutter refers to anything in virtual form—such as photos stored in our computers, a backlog of emails, or too many social media accounts.
  4. Temporal CluttergoriesTemporalTemporal clutter is when we fill our days with so many activities we can’t focus on any one. People who say they’re too busy are often suffering from temporal clutter.
  5. Sensual CluttergoriesSensualSensual clutter is when we fill our lives with too much of anything that affects our senses—noise, touch, scents, tastes, sights.

What are some of the cluttergories in your life?

Harald Krueger Parody of STUFFology 101 Cluttergories

Throw it Out or Keep it All?

Retired psychiatrist and fellow Toastmaster, Harald Krueger leaves us on tenterhooks with his parody of STUFFology 101. He says, “Throw it out. Throw it all out!” But does he really mean it? See for yourself as he rips through each of the cluttergories – physical, mental, digital, temporal, and sensual. It’s just too funny to […]

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What’s on Your Mind?

What’s on your mind? Have you ever been asked this question and wondered, “Where do I start?” We lead busy lives with endless items added daily at the workplace, at home, and elsewhere. So much input leads to mental clutter. Mental clutter includes thoughts, worries, emotions, and regrets that distract and drain us. I view […]