How do I know if I am a clutterer?

* Do you have more possessions or items in your life than you can handle comfortably?
* Do you find it difficult to dispose of many things, even those you haven’t used in years? 
* Do you rent storage space to house items you never use?
* Do you spend time looking for things that are hard to find because of all the clutter?
* Do you find it easier to drop something than to put it away, or to wedge an object into an overcrowded drawer or closet rather than find space for it?
* Do you collect things to give to others?
* Do you bring things into your house without establishing a place for them?
* Is your clutter causing problems in your relationships?
* Are you embarrassed to have visitors because your home is never presentable?
* Do you hesitate sharing about this problem because you are ashamed of your cluttering?
* Are you constantly doing for others while your own home is out of order?
* Do you miss deadlines or abandon projects because you can’t find the paperwork or material to finish the work?
* Do you sometimes get buried in details, making projects take much longer than is really necessary?
* Do you procrastinate about cleaning up because you believe you must do it perfectly or you won’t do it at all?
* Are you easily side-tracked, moving from one project to another without finishing any of them?
* Do you have problems with time management and estimating how long it takes to do things?
* Do you believe there is all the time in the world to clean your house, finish those projects, and read all those piles of old magazines?
* Do you use distractions to escape from your clutter?
* Have you tried to clean up from time to time but find yourself unable to stick with it?
* Does the problem appear to be growing?

If you answered “yes” to three or more of these questions, you might want to find out what CLA has to offer.

This entry was posted in addiction and tagged , , , by Bill. Bookmark the permalink.

About Bill

Birder, cat-lover, pilot, poet. Former lounge lizard, pauper, pagan, lifeguard, chauffeur,cop and martial artist, turned pacifist addiction writer. Tries to be a good husband, father and brother, and makes a decent friend. Likes to take pictures. Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s