"A decision delayed is a decision unmade and a decision unmade lets clutter invade." -Sandra Felton, Organizing for Life
I love this quote because it so clearly states how clutter is created by the inability to make a decision. We let things lie around or pile up because we just don't want to deal with them and confront them. Unfortunately, this only makes us have to deal with them even more as they mound up and invade our lives.
Improving your ability to make a decision about what to do with any given item (mail, paperwork, knick knacks, gifts, leftovers, etc.) in the moment will greatly reduce the amount of clutter that builds up around you.
If you're having trouble making these decisions, ask why that is. Do you not have a place for the item? Is there guilt, sentimentality, anxiety or another emotion associated with the item? Why are you letting it sit around instead of putting it away?
If you're having trouble answering these questions for yourself, consider scheduling an organizing session with me!