When I think of clutter I imagine knick-knacks. Ceramic kitty cats and creamers in the shape of cows. But the truth is that knick-knacks are the most benign form of clutter. They sit on a shelf and collect dust, but they do little to complicate our daily lives.
We need to dig deeper for a truer definition of clutter.
Clutter is the stuff that is keeping our homes from being what we need them to be. Clutter is too much and too many. Too many toys. Too many clothes. Too many things to do on a Saturday morning.
Clutter complicates life without adding anything to it.
Clutter is the meaningless getting in the way of the meaningful.
Go back and read day one. Think about what you want your home to be. Maybe even get out a piece of paper and a pen and write a mission statement for your home. Dare to use big lofty words like refuge. Haven. Sanctuary. These things don't come just by uncluttering, but clutter might be standing in the way.
"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful" ~William Morris
The only way to organize clutter is to get rid of it. And we can't get rid of it until we know where it's hiding. What is your definition of clutter?