Consider Your Spouse's Needs and Feelings
Regardless of who's creating the clutter, it affects both spouses, Dr. Callahan says. "The items that become clutter are usually purchased with money that belongs to your family, and clutter takes up space that the two of you share," she says. "Talk to your spouse about the clutter in your home. Try to understand where it came from and develop a considerate, relationship-promoting solution to getting rid of your clutter."