03/10/2015 04:20 EDT | Updated 03/11/2015 06:59 EDT

9 Tips To Help You De-Clutter Your Life

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Too much clutter is not only a sign of stress, it's a cause of stress too. Clutter keeps you from doing things you love, it costs you money (yes, really!) and makes you feel out of control.

Peggy Caruso, life coach and author of "Revolutionize Your Life," says getting organized and reducing the clutter can lead to an overall sense of calmness. But getting organized can be a challenge when faced with massive piles of stuff everywhere.

Excessive clutter and disorganization are often considered a symptom of other health problems. The New York Times reports that individuals who suffer emotional trauma, chronic pain and depression are likely to find cleaning to be an insurmountable task.

Caruso says starting small is the key to de-cluttering both your home and your whole life. From making mental notes to editing your social accounts to donating your wardrobe, Caruso shares simple de-cluttering tips to help you restore balance in your life.


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