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Avoiding Someday-I-Will... Clutter: Trips & Travel

Though it takes many different forms, one of the most common types of clutter I encounter in my work is stuff related to a client's intentions, aspirations, or "someday" plans.

Harried parents might be holding onto boxes and boxes of scrapbooking supplies because they intend to create memory books for their kids...someday. Folks who have gained a few pounds keep around clothes two or three (and sometimes more!) sizes too small because they're determined to lose the weight...someday. A well-meaning client has stashed books, toys, clothes, knicknacks, and kitchen gadgets that she plans to pass along to friends and neighbors...someday.

This "someday I will..." clutter can be among the most frustrating to deal with, because not only is it clutter, plain and simple, but it also tends to come with big heaps of guilt, frustration, sadness, or anger at the things it reminds us we're not doing.

Over the next few weeks, we'll take a look at 5 of the most common types of "someday I will..." clutter, why they're frustrating, and how to deal with them. First up: aspirational travel clutter.

Type #1: "Someday I will...make that trip to Paris" clutter

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