|this is on my refrigerator|
courtesy of kids
Clutter may refer to any of the following:
- Excessive physical disorder
- Clutter (organizing), a confusing or disorderly state or collection, and possible symptom of compulsive hoarding
- Visual clutter or visual pollution
- Clutter (radar), unwanted echoes in electronic systems
- Clutter (marketing), numerous advertisements, announcements and promotions in media and radio, unrelated to main presentation
- Clutterers Anonymous, a twelve-step program for people who share a common problem with accumulation of clutter
And, she was talking about whole notebooks, and paperback textbooks in case they needed them for reference.....really? Are these kids not able to click on an Ipad Do they not issue new books every year? Weren't those books sent home in case they had time to use the work sheets over the summer? Did they ever even look at them after they dropped them in the sink where I used to rinse the mop? but now I have to rinse the mop in the kitchen sink. And as long as I am twisting the knife in her side verbally, I did point out, the rest of the house is so neat, even her desk! So, what's with teaching the kids to dump and stuff and save stuff that actually defines the word clutter?
Now, don't get me wrong, I have clutter. I am guilty of saving things beyond their "cuteness" date. But, I can see the bottom of every sink in my home and I know there is a yard sale in my future to make some of the "cute" go away.
I just want the parents of the world to do the math on what they are storing. One child and one of those brilliant A+ papers a week for the years they are in school, will fill a Sterlite bin. Multiply siblings by containers and you can create a tower of rubbermaid bins about three feet high. If your storage for school days clutter looks like the picture above, I want to come clean at YOUR house!