The Clutter Quiz

Complete this simple quiz to determine your organizing style and needs.

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Acknowledge Your Feelings

1. Does clutter or disorganization in your home or office make you feel uncomfortable, anxious, depressed, upset, or angry?
YesNo

2. Are you often frustrated because you cannot quickly or easily locate the item(s) you need to complete the task-at-hand?
YesNo

3. Do you or other family members feel embarrassed about or avoid inviting others into your home?
YesNo

4. Would you feel liberated by freeing yourself of clutter and belongings you no longer want, love, use, or need?
YesNo

5. Are you ‘fed-up with stuff’ taking over your precious space and the valuable real estate of your home or office?
YesNo

 
Time Management

1. Are you often late because you waste valuable time searching for your keys or other necessary items for work, school, the gym, appointments, going out-of-town, or wherever it is you are headed?
YesNo

2. Do you have a variety of unfinished projects you can just never seem to get around to completing?
YesNo

3. Would you prefer to spend time doing what you love instead of wasting time searching for things and trying to manage your clutter?
YesNo

 
Office Organization/Money Management

1. Are you buying duplicate items because you cannot locate or keep track of what you already own or have on hand?
YesNo

2. Are you late filing your annual Tax Return because you cannot locate all your necessary tax slips and other relevant information?
YesNo

3. Are you missing bill payment deadlines and/or paying interest because you cannot locate or keep up with your mail/email?
YesNo

4. Are you missing important meetings or business deadlines because your desk, office, or computer is disorganized and you cannot keep track of appointments or assigned work/projects?
YesNo

5. Are you missing out on invitations, gift certificates, or coupons because you do not have a system in place to keep track of RSVPs and expiry dates?
YesNo

6. Do you need a paper-sorting or filing system to be put into place that will work for you effectively and efficiently?
YesNo

 
Home Organization

1. Do any rooms in your home not function properly or efficiently for their intended use or purpose? (i.e. a bedroom is for sleeping; a kitchen is for preparing meals; a dining room table is used for eating meals; a living room is not a storage room, etc.)
YesNo

2. Are you unable to locate any given item you own within just a few moments?
YesNo

3. Are your kitchen and/or bathroom countertops cluttered with items that don’t really belong there or get in your way on a daily basis?
YesNo

4. Is meal preparation in your kitchen difficult and/or stressful due to lack of counter space or the inability to find what you need?
YesNo

5. Does your kitchen contain useless gadgets, broken/unused appliances, and/or dishes and other cookware you seldom use or hate?
YesNo

6. Is your bathroom overrun with products you seldom use, duplicate items, and/or half-filled/half-empty bottles?
YesNo

7. Are your cupboards, closets, and drawers filled to capacity with items you don’t want, love, use, need, wear, or are broken/need repair?
YesNo

8. Do you keep gifts or presents you receive -- but don’t use or love – because you feel obligated to keep them?
YesNo

 
Garage/Shed/Vehicle Organization

1. Are you unable to park your vehicle(s) and/or store your bicycle(s) in the garage and/or shed?
YesNo

2. Are you unable to quickly and easily locate tools, gardening supplies/items, sports equipment, etc. right when you need them?
YesNo

3. Are you unable to quickly and easily find or make space in your vehicle for passengers, shopping purchases, groceries, sports equipment, luggage, etc.?
YesNo

4. Is your car your ‘second home’? Has it become an abyss of miscellaneous items and/or litter?
YesNo

 
Moving/Selling Your Home

1. Do you need to downsize your belongings before an upcoming move?
YesNo

2. Do you need help to plan and have an organized move by packing or unpacking your belongings for an upcoming move?
YesNo

3. Are you unable to sell your home due to its present lackluster appeal to potential buyers?
YesNo

4. Would eliminating clutter and staging your home increase its appeal and potential market value?
YesNo

 
Estate Needs

1. Have you lost a loved one and don’t know where to start with managing the overwhelming magnitude of their possessions?
YesNo

2. Would a sensitive ‘outside party’ be helpful in assisting you to make those difficult but objective decisions of what to keep, sell, or donate?
YesNo