Clearing out the Clutter

Clearing out the clutter from my cabinets and closets is therapeutic for me. It seems that debt and clutter are very similar in the way they clog up and stress out your life. You can't get to the back of the closet because too much junk is blocking your way. Debt is much the same for me. It's like an obstacle course that I have to push my way through and clean out before I get to the end. And I am not there yet.

Right now, I have about 15 things I need to sell, and much more I need to give or throw away. Even though I cleared out closets and cabinets when getting the house organized for a new baby six months ago, here I am again finding myself with a pile of junk that needs to be thrown away or sold.

The question that remains is... will the debt come back once we get rid of it like the clutter does?

If it does, I am going to have to learn to be more vigilant about clearing out the clutter. I want to form habits that never let debt (or clutter!) come back into my life once I am freed from it.


Melanie said...

Never thought about will the debt come back once it is finally gone. Great comparison!

Anonymous said...

I find it's much easier to keep deby away than clutter!! Maybe it's partly because we have four children (can't get it all done, nothing stays where I put it, etc.).

Just have to plan for emergencies, keep replenishing the emergency fund, and stay up with your budget. :)