The man from the Ministry in Edinburgh confessed yesterday that it was a ‘gritty problem’. He added:” We have not been able to make great progress. I can tell you, though, that we are at the moment stirring it up a bit. We are taking stock of the situation, but since we haven’t yet taken stock, I cannot say, of course, what we have taken stock of.” It was, he said, “an urgent thing that we should want to see done, but on the longer term basis of urgency.”
Nine in ten of us have up to £1,000-worth of unused items in our homes, while one in three has enough clutter to fill an average-sized bedroom, with a third of Britons still hanging on to VHS and tape cassettes. Women tend to feel guilty about ditching clutter, while men become nostalgic when having a clear-out.
found in Saga magazine
Every time I start clearing the clutter and manage to fill a box or two, I get sidetracked and leave the rest for another day. By which time the clutter has grown.