Take this simple two-part quiz to find out how overwhelmed by clutter you are!
There is no scoring on this – it’s just an aid to help you identify your areas of clutter and disorganisation.
Part 1 – How organised are you?
You have 10 minutes, how many of the following could you find?
A bank statement from exactly six months ago
Your P60 (if you are employed) or a completed tax return (if self-employed) for the last tax year
A week’s worth of clean underwear
Blank envelope and stamp
Spare front door key
Needle & black thread
Candle & matches
Part 2 - How cluttered are you?
How many of the following do you have in the house?
More than one basket of clean clothes waiting to be put away
A free CD or DVD from a newspaper you will never play
More than one set of gardening/decorating clothes
Curtains from a previous home that you’ve never used
A filing / storage system bought but never used
A pile of magazines that has been there for months
Christmas cards sent to you last year (excludes those that are very precious!)
Several nearly empty notebooks, bought in an attempt to get organised
More than three half-used bottles of shampoo
A worn towel with a hole in it
Clothes that make you feel fat or ugly
A skirt or pair of trousers that haven’t fitted for over 3 years
Bed linen that doesn’t fit any of the beds in the house
More than four loads of laundry waiting to be washed
A half-finished sewing project that you will never finish
Drawers that are empty
Pictures that you have never hung on the wall
Creased, used wrapping paper
A single earring (the other is lost or broken)
A pair of shoes you’ve never worn because they are too tight
An empty jewellery box
Out of date prescription medicine
Any of the following that you never use – bread maker, juicer, food processor or a sandwich maker
Exercise video or equipment you have never used, or just once or twice
More than five take-away menus
More than one ‘spare’ pair of spectacles
An ornament or picture given as a gift you dislike
Expensive make-up you never use
A pot from a dead houseplant