Here is the third reason I believe many people can’t stay clutter free. I’m going to post one of these a day so maybe after you read each one you can evaluate yourself and your home to see if any of these relate to you.
- Not only do people have too much of their own stuff they keep stored away in their homes but now it seems adult children are able to leave things behind at their parents homes they either don’t have room for yet or can’t bare to part with. If you are guilty of this you are enabling your child to keep clutter and put off decisions they need to learn to make. That plus all of the things the parents think they should save for their children because their children may want it someday will all add up to one big batch of delayed clutter. This also includes adult children living with you or staying with you for and leaving their clutter all around. I’ve seen it too many times where the parent enables the adult child to keep a messy room, store stuff in the garage or basement leaving the parent with more clutter to deal with.