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Karen Kingston
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Clutter Clearing & Space Clearing author, teacher & professional trainer
Clutter Clearing & Space Clearing author, teacher & professional trainer

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The karmic implications of clutter

Someone once asked me about the karmic implications of a parent dying and leaving a very cluttered home for their children to deal with. This is an interesting question and also a rather complex one.

https://www.karenkingston.com/blog/clutter-karma/

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Power, Sex, Money & Clutter in Relationships

Psychologists tend to focus on three biggies that need to be addressed in a loving relationship: the balance of power, sex, and money. But in my experience, there is a fourth biggie that also needs to be taken into account these days — clutter.

https://www.karenkingston.com/blog/power-sex-money-clutter-relationships/

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The art of tidying and organizing is simple. It’s about giving everything you own a place where it lives and putting it back where it belongs after you use it. That’s really all there is to it. It’s no big deal.

But for people who were never taught how to do this while growing up, it’s a huge deal. ‘A place for everything and everything in its place’ might as well be words from an obscure foreign language for all the sense it makes.

https://www.karenkingston.com/blog/tidying/

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A wedding dress is usually not a small item. It takes up a fair amount of space, especially the puffy white meringue style of gown. And yet many women keep their wedding dress for years, tucked away at the back of their closet or boxed up in the attic, basement or garage. It serves no useful purpose but is just there. It’s a topic that often comes up in my online clutter clearing courses—is it clutter or not?

https://www.karenkingston.com/blog/wedding-dress/

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SPACE CLEARING BOOKS

Here's my reply to a question I'm being asked quite often lately...

https://www.spaceclearing.com/blog/space-clearing-books/

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A study has found that photographing your senitmental clutter makes it easier to let it go.

https://www.karenkingston.com/blog/photograph-sentimental-clutter/

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IS IT OK TO SLEEP ON A MATTRESS ON THE FLOOR?

Insights into aspects you may not have considered before...

https://www.spaceclearing.com/blog/sleep-on-a-mattress-on-the-floor/

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WILLPOWER FROM A SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVE

Karen Kingston
Published by Karen Kingston · 14 mins ·
WILLPOWER FROM A SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVE

When I first heard the theory that we only have so much willpower and then it runs out, I really didn't buy it. In my experience, willpower is precisely what you use to overcome feeling too lazy, tired or disinterested to continue until a job is done. The whole point of cultivating willpower is so that you can keep going instead of caving in.

And I do believe it can be cultivated. Some people need to work at this more than others, it's true, but it can be done.

Read more:

https://www.karenkingston.com/blog/willpower-from-a-spiritual-perspective/

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WHAT BATHROOM CLUTTER REVEALS

t may sometimes feel as if household clutter accumulates by itself, but of course it doesn’t.

Take this bathtub, for example. The woman who owns it told me she had decluttered the entire area six months previously, discarding two full bags of unwanted items. But then life happened, and before she knew it, it looked like this again. She managed to tune it out for a while but then one day, she walked into her bathroom and saw it for the untidy mess it had become.

‘How on earth did this happen?’ she puzzled.

But the inescapable fact was, she had created it herself. At some point in those six months, each and every item had been placed there by her. To her astonishment, she counted 152 individual objects, only two of which were things that needed to be thrown away. The rest were all useful in some way. The mugs belonged in her kitchen and everything else belonged in her bathroom cabinet and needed to be put away.

https://www.karenkingston.com/blog/what-bathroom-clutter-reveals/

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GIVE UP WANTING TO CONTROL THE DESTINY OF THE ITEMS YOU LET GO OF

It began so innocently. Kathy was decluttering to move home so she decided to set up a stall at a flea market to sell some items she no longer needed or wanted. To while away the time, she spent ten hours chatting to her neighbouring stall holder, who was selling hand-woven baskets that he made.

By the end of the day, they had both sold very little. As they were packing to leave, he decided to give her one of his baskets. “Oh no, I can’t possibly accept that!” she said, knowing how long it took him to make one and how much he sold them for. But he insisted, and she finally accepted the gift.

“The thing is”, she said, “I’m not a basket person. I knew instantly that the basket wasn’t anything I’d use or would want to keep. I think it’s a beautiful basket, but there’s just no affinity for baskets within me. None.”

She had just accepted clutter into her life.

https://www.karenkingston.com/blog/give-up-wanting-to-control-the-destiny-of-the-items-you-let-go-of/
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