What Your Level of Clutter Says About Your Personality

Victoria Hoff

Science tells us that our homes mirror our minds—a living room in disarray, for example, can cause cortisol levels to spike and leave us feeling unfocused. But I'd argue that one can take this logic a step further. The fact that my clutter exists isn't as much a reflection of my personality as the clutter itself. As such, shouldn't my spring-cleaning strategy speak to my individual hoarding tendencies? In other words, what's my clutter personality, and how can I work around it for my freshest space yet?

You might find yourself asking the same question, which is why we've ID'ed five common clutter types below. Are you an Instagram minimalist or a classic procrastinator? Keep scrolling to find out—and how to conquer it once and for all.

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