What Happens When You Don’t Get Rid of Clutter?

Sometime ago I read about a very tragic event.

But before I tell you the details….

Apparently the tragic ending happened, at least in part, because of a habitual problem.

It’s a problem many people are afflicted with. They collect piles of stuff, mostly lots of papers….at least that’s what I’ve observed.

Do you know anyone who does that?


Do you have piles of papers lying around your home or office?


Why is that not such a good thing?

Well, there’s more than one reason.

  • For one thing, piles of papers can be very distracting, causing you to lose focus. Those piles can make you flit about going from one thing to another without finishing anything you’re working on.
  • Or they can make you take longer to finish a project.
  • They can cause confusion…your brain goes all over the place.
  • And so it takes longer to find things….

What a time waster, right?

Now what I’ve already said should be reason enough to get rid of clutter, right?

Yes, it should be, but if you need another motivator, you need to pay attention now to learn about the tragedy that happened to someone who was afflicted with collecting clutter.


During the dark hours shortly before dawn a fire broke out in the home of the clutter victim. It must have been a huge fire because dozens of firefighters came to fight the fire and search for inhabitants.

But their efforts were hindered, greatly hindered, by bags of stuff, knee deep. The bags were piled up by windows and who knows how many other places.

So the firemen were unable to save the married couple who lived in that house. They almost saved the man, but couldn’t.

Now I don’t know all the facts of that story but I’m guessing that the bags of stuff provided fuel for the fire.

What do you think?

It’s bad enough that 2 people died and a house burned down, but what if the fire had spread to other homes?

Would you like your clutter collection to be the cause of your death or of a loved one or of a neighbor?

What’s your commitment to get rid of clutter?

You can start with getting rid of just 3 pieces a day. You’ve probably heard that saying, ”Three’s a crowd”, so remove the crowd.

Starting with this small task helps you avoid feeling overwhelmed. When you’ve mastered removing the crowd, then try something more challenging.

And ask for help.

In the lyrics of my spiritual song, ‘Fill My Heart With Love’, I wrote this verse:

Make me strong
to clear the clutter from my life.
With your help I will be free
from that extra strife.

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It’s time for taking action because I’ve just told you what happens if you don’t.

So, get to it!

Start with removing just 3 pieces of clutter.

Then… to further your self empowerment, click here: Manifest Your Power!

Till next time…

Wishing you peace, joy and love,

Joyce Marie
Founder, LessonsFromLyrics.com

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8 Responses to “What Happens When You Don’t Get Rid of Clutter?”

  1. Dan Says:

    I have also been getting rid of my closet this year as solute to the new year. It feels really good! Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Carol King Says:

    Hi Joyce

    You have been tagged, please check my latest post.
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  3. joyce Says:

    Thank you, Carol! I just read your post and really enjoyed reading it, listening to the music clip and viewing the pictures. I’m ready to get away to the Caribbean!
    Thanks for tagging me!

  4. Jon Mather Says:

    Pretty awesome stuff, I love it hah

  5. joyce Says:

    Thanks, Jon!

  6. Joyce Says:

    Thanks so much for your comment, Adam! So glad you liked my post!

  7. Greg Eisenmenger@cocoa beach personal injury Says:

    Clearing out the clutter can dramatically improve one’s mood and energy, no matter what may be dragging the person down. And any other problems confronting the person won’t seem quite so bad.

  8. Joyce Says:

    That’s right, Greg. Thanks for your insights.

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