(This is part one of a two-part exploration)
image by andymangold
We have boxes in our garage that I haven't opened in years. There are cups in the back of our kitchen cabinets that have held more dust than liquid. And then there is our utility room, which contains stacks of items we meant to sell after the last big decluttering session....
When we have guests over, they never see those boxes nor cups. As far as they are concerned, the utility room doesn't exist. I might joke about a a pile of mail on the counter or the dust bunnies lurking under the couch, but oh my, ...if they really knew....
We go weeks at a time without thinking about that clutter. keeping the high traffic areas in the home clean takes long enough. And then there is the lawn, and dinner, and the kids' swim lessons at 4:30. That pile of stuff doesn't realy matter, does it? And yet,
Even if it can't be seen, it still exists.
And because it exists, it matters.