Clutter is a serious business.
It’s heavy, it stagnates energy, it feels stuffy and overwhelming, and a lot of people just want it GONE.
There is no magic wand you can wave to just make the clutter go away – you do at some point have to roll your sleeves up and get to hauling it out the door.
It may take a lot of effort – physically, mentally, and emotionally – and you may get to a point where it seems like you’ll never get to the end.
These are the times I would suggest allowing yourself to take a bit lighter approach – bring in some humor. I recently saw a clip from one of my favorite comedians, Jerry Seinfeld, about his take on clutter, and I wanted to share it with you:
I particularly like this line: “All things on earth only exist in different stages of becoming garbage.”
Seinfeld also did an award acceptance speech at the Clio Awards back in October that I thought was just brilliant. (The CLIO Awards is an international awards competition for advertising, design, digital and communications). I thought this video was worth sharing with you as well, because only Seinfeld could so darkly shed light on our relationship with advertising and our things.
I’d love to hear what you think about these clips or how you bring humor about your clutter into your life in the comments below.