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Clutter Danger Zone—Deep and Hidden Things


This image makes me laugh out loud. I would call this the Clutter Danger Zone.

I’m not talking about the hoarding kind of clutter; like the kind that can cause a health hazard.

I’m talking about the small little bumps and bruises kind of clutter.

3 kinds of Clutter that can be Hazardous to your Being

  1. Falling Clutter: Recently, a girlfriend shared with me that she couldn’t take it anymore. A particular task had been lurking for a while, literally. She opened the door of a closet and out flies an object. It became the emergency danger zone purge. Hey, whatever motivates…right?!

  2. Too Close for Comfort Clutter: Another story I heard recently was of a drawer so full that it took force to close it and wham…finger injury. Again, swift and blinding de-cluttering happened.

  3. Trip and Fall Clutter: Piles on the floor impeding traffic zone which leads to a slip and fall injury. Bruises on the knee and ego!

  4. Maybe, sometimes, we need a twinge of pain to move us forward in this journey.

Okay, so I’m not wishing for an injury to spur you into action. I am however hoping for something to get you and I unstuck.

Today, as I have sat in front of my computer in a frozen state, I started to think that facing the fear just isn’t worth it. It’s easier to stay in the comfort zone; the easy street. What is this strong force that keeps me paralyzed? It’s a steady battle in the oppressed mind. Oppression, a sense of being weighed down in body or mind.

So the formula for beating this oppressive mindset is to:

  • Be aware—acknowledge the mind is going down the dark path

  • Capture negative thought—stop it in its tracks

  • Replace with truth—oppression is from the enemy

Mind clutter is hazardous to your being too. It’s likely what has led to the 3 types of dangerous clutter listed above.