Why Clutter Exists and What It’s Trying To Tell You

There’s a question that stumps many people when I ask them: What is your clutter trying to tell you?

But before we get into answering that, let’s take a look at some of the reasons why you might have clutter to begin with.

Clutter usually starts when there is a significant life change. Examples may include a health setback, a death, loss of a relationship, a change in career, financial burden, and so on.

These life changes can impact a person and can trigger a range of emotions such as feeling anxious, depressed, sad, angry, frustrated, overwhelmed, stressed, etc.

Over time, if we do not deal with our emotions, they can activate a cycle of hopelessness and feeling stuck in life, all of which lead to a breakdown of the human spirit.

When the human spirit is compromised, it is only natural that inward feelings will be expressed outwardly, which we refer to as manifesting. For some, this outward manifestation means clutter.

Now, if we go back to the original question—What is your clutter trying to tell you?—and follow the trail of your clutter’s origin, the answer becomes more obvious. Perhaps there are some unresolved emotions and frustrations in your life that you haven’t dealt with. Take a close look at your life and the places where a life change may be manifesting as clutter.

Everyone’s clutter signifies something different. It’s important to understand how yours originated so you can begin to recognize some of the unresolved areas in your life that still need healing.

Healing your past pains is a crucial part of creating a life of joy and peace now. And once you can break out of your cycle of pain, anger, or hopelessness, you may find it becomes easier to reassess your clutter and see it for what it truly is.

Life After Clutter Can Exceed Your Expectations

This picture can represent someone's home or a new career for a person.

Life After Clutter Can Exceed Your Expectations.


I’ve been busy creating a new class to teach.

I got inspired because I realized that people still have many questions about clutter.

Clutter is complicated. So I want to clear things up for you as much as I can.

There’s also another reason. 

I want to give you an inside look at what life is really like for people once they are clutter-free. 

There is a life way beyond clutter that exceeds most people’s expectations.

What most people don’t realize is that their entire life opens up to possibilities once they are clutter-free.

This picture can represent a fresh new start in their home or a new career for someone.

Do you see?

I’m going to show you what life really looks like for people beyond the clutter.

The course is called:

how to break the cycle of clutter
and recharge your life with purpose and passion

Regardless if you’re struggling with clutter or just trying to figure out what your next step in life might be, I’d like to invite you to my FREE class. You can grab your seat here.

I look forward to seeing you in the classroom.

Is Clutter Rooted In Unhappiness?

Is Clutter Rooted In Unhappiness?

Let’s talk about happiness and clutter for a moment…

Do you think you are really happy if you have clutter?  I want you to really think hard about that question.

Studies show that when we are unhappy we behave poorly – simply meaning we tend to develop unhealthy habits.

And let’s face it – having excessive clutter is a bad habit.

Unhappy people tend to focus on the negative and the stressors  in their life, whereas happy people go right to the fondness, nostalgia, and beauty parts, regardless of their challenges, chaos or tragedy they may have experienced.

With unhappiness, there’s a looming sense of dissatisfaction with life.  When there’s a genuine lack of self-satisfaction it’s understandable then why a person may internalize that their not “enough”  when they feel that life didn’t give them enough.

It makes sense then why people need to acquire and desperately hold onto “things.”  Clutter helps fill the empty void in their life and produces a false sense of happiness.  Happiness from things only lasts so long.

In the very first module of Mindful Tools for Organized Living, I have my students work through the root cause of their clutter.  This gives them the opportunity to peer into the past and look for clues that may indicate the onset of their clutter habit.

This insight is invaluable as it provides further clarity into the trigger points of clutter moving forward.

If you would like to learn more about how Mindful Tools for Organized Living can help you CLICK HERE!





On November 19th I will be hosting another Ask The Clutter Coach call.

This call is all abut serving you. I really want to help you with all your clutter challenges. It doesn’t matter if you want tips to clean out your closet, empty out your junk drawer, solutions for your paper and mail or how to declutter your entire home – this call is about moving forward.

This call is also about not repeating the same habits and behaviors so you can live clutter-free.

Why not let 2019 be dramatically different (and better) than 2018.

Join me on Monday, November 19th @ 7:00 pm EST. No need to reserve – just mark your calendar and this link – (you’ll need this link to join us.) Don’t worry though, if you’re not in front of a computer, the link will provide a phone number for you.

Oh, one last thing. If you really want this call to impact your upcoming year, bring one change that you would like to see for yourself but for some reason has not happened. It could be a better routine/schedule, healthier diet, positive outlook…

Remember, this is all about moving forward and recognizing our patterns is a good place to start.

I’ll see you on the call.

PS: Mark your calendar now!

The Benefits Of A Bullet Proof Recovery Plan

There’s no doubt in my mind that backsliding is a natural occurrence with clutter. In fact, it’s pretty natural for humans to backslide in many aspects of life recovery if you really think about it.

So if backsliding is something that is going to happen, why do most people have such a difficult time with it and seem to never recover?

Well, that’s the million dollar question that I happen to have the answer to. The answer lies within my Bullet Proof Recovery Plan that I will be discussing tomorrow evening during my FREE INTRO CALL to introduce my new program, Mindfulness Tools for Organized Living.

Currently I am teaching this course at various learning centers but I will be offering it on-line with personal coaching options for my clients.

Check out another selfie with Nick – the brains behind the filming of my Mindfulness Video Series. I just couldn’t help myself…

Register Now!

Please join me so I can share all the details about how this program supports conscious, healthy living for an organized lifestyle.

This 1 Thing Could Be Affecting The Workplace

One In Four Americans Has Clutter

If you think clutter doesn’t impact productivity in the workplace, think again.
When your environment is cluttered, the chaos restricts your ability to focus. The clutter also limits your brain’s ability to process information. Clutter makes you distracted and unable to process information as well as you do in an uncluttered, organized, and serene environment. Overloading your brain forces it to divide its power, making it more difficult to sift through information, move between tasks, quickly, and have a strong working memory.
(Princeton University)
If you are an employee or an employer of someone who is suffering in the workplace, there is something you can do about it.  I’ve developed a Mindfulness Program that cuts through the clutter.  Let’s set up a time to discuss your options and see how I can help you.  Here’s a link to my calendar.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Patricia Diesel





This September I will be teaching two courses – one in New York and the other in New Jersey. Both offer complimentary intro’s so you can learn about the course curriculum.

Below is the information about the workshops. Hope to see you soon!

Coaching Through The Clutter

Mindfulness Tools for Organized Living

Clutter is often a sign of a deeper problem. When you live in a cluttered environment, chances are your mind is in disarray too. If you are someone who struggles with a cluttered environment, there is a way to organize your life!

Learn More…

3 Hallmarks of Health

and Well-Being

Based off Patricia’s book, Organically Yours, this workshop shows you how to take an all-inclusive approach to wellness that supports the concept the body, mind and environment relies on its counterpart to sustain harmony and balance for healthy living.

Learn More…

Ask The Clutter Coach

Tuesday’s Tips &  More

Ask The Clutter Coach

On Tuesday, August 7th @ 7:00 PM et, I will be starting up Tuesday’s Tips & More; Ask The Clutter Coach.  You can now ask me any questions you have about clutter, be it mental, emotional or physical.  If you want to know how to be more organized or achieve abundance through simplifying, I encourage you to ask away.
So often I get asked great questions.  I thought, well, why not create an opportunity for everyone to participate collectively.  If you have any questions or simply want to pick my brain, please join us for Tuesday’s Tips & More; Ask The Clutter Coach this Tuesday, August 7, 2018 @ 7:00 PM et.

Below is the phone number and access code to participate:

Phone:  1-605-475-6333
Code:    270916
I look forward to your questions.  Talk to you on Tuesday!
PS:  Here’s your first tip to being organized:  Enter the information into your calendar now! 


There’s something I would like to share with you. Although this may or may not pertain to you directly, I am sure you know of someone it will resonate with. Allow me to explain.

Over a span of 20 years, I have helped people create healthier environments for their home and office. By far, it’s been the most challenging and yet rewarding part of my career.

But what I think people do not fully realize is that clutter is no laughing matter.

Clutter hurts. Clutter depletes your quality of life and raises the potential for serious health issues. It is one of the major sources of stress and can exacerbate medical conditions.

The problem is that it’s not always easy for a person to live a clutter-free life. Although it’s true, 99.9% of the time people can learn to get organized, (it’s a skill-set that is trainable) it’s only half of the equation to living an organized life.

So why do so many people fail at living an organized lifestyle?

Well, from my experience, it is not just one simple answer. There are many reasons why a person may be unable to conquer their clutter. And, unfortunately, at times it can be rather complicated.

I am always in search of new information, new techniques, new ideas on how to help a person succeed. That’s why I am so excited to share with you a new program I have developed. I believe, (if followed exactly as I teach it) you can truly get to the root cause of the clutter problem and finally live clutter-free.

Of course, living a conscious healthy lifestyle is always a choice. But coupled with this innovative program, I’m betting on a high success rate to being and staying organized.

Starting this Fall, I will be rolling out this program on-line, in private workshops and at prestigious learning centers, including The New York Open Center. Filming starts mid August for a min-series accentuating wellness in the home and workplace. Truly, exciting stuff.

As always, if you need immediate assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me here. Until then, stay tuned!

Clutter Talk: How To Get The Conversation Going

I’ve got a strange question for you…

How comfortable do you feel talking about your clutter?

When I first started working as a Professional Organizer I quickly realized that people didn’t feel very comfortable talking about it at all. I found myself having to ask a lot of questions to try and get them to open up.

When I started to see the result powerful questions had on people as they became more comfortable talking about their clutter, everything changed. Before long, I knew that this was what would help unlock a lot of the mystery behind clutter.

Instead of people wanting a quick fix they now were interested in going deeper and looking at the root cause of their clutter.

Can you see yourself being comfortable enough to talk about your clutter?

Think about that for a few moments because your answer to that question will help you begin to understand the relationship you are having with your clutter.

If you can see yourself taking a deeper look into the root cause of your clutter, that’s fantastic! You’re on your way to a clutter-free life.

However, if you feel uncomfortable with that idea, you can start changing it today.

Just getting rid of the clutter won’t keep it away for good!

Whether you like it or not, clutter has a huge impact on the quality of your life and influences a lot of your decisions in life.

I want to help you develop a healthy relationship with your clutter. Not only to declutter your life and be free of it, but to gain a richer understanding of why you have the clutter to begin with so you can finally be free of it for good.

Once you become comfortable talking about your clutter your whole world will change for the better. You will start to notice how other relationships in your life will improve.

It’s easier than you think!

I have an exercise that you can do to help you start feeling more comfortable with talking about your clutter…

Beginning today, select a clutter buddy, someone that you feel comfortable sharing with. It could be a dear friend, family member or a person that has clutter challenges as well. Make sure they are positive, uplifting people.

Ask them if they wouldn’t mind spending about ten minutes with you, either by phone or in person, to talk about something. Set up the appointment.

Next make a list of all the clutter you no long wish to have in your home. Next to each item, reference any notes that come to mind about the memory of the item. Then briefly write an explanation as to why you are ready to let go. After that, recap your feelings with how you are going to feel once you are clutter free.

Show up to your appointment with your clutter buddy and share everything you wrote down with them. Then ask them to mirror back to you what you just shared with them.

Notice how you feel. Lighter, happy, relieved, cleansed… Breathe into that feeling and exhale. Imagine what your life would look like, feel like, without the clutter.

Close the conversation with thanking them and asking if they wouldn’t mind being your clutter buddy until the items on your list are eventually gone.

To living freely,

Patricia Diesel

PS:  Let me know how you make out – drop me a note below.  I would love to hear from you!