For nearly 20 years, The Clutter Queen has been helping people in the Greater Boston area reduce their clutter. A former journalist, the Queen is accustomed to organizing words in sentences. Now, she will apply her organizational wizardry to your home, office, or even a single filing cabinet.
Although never a packrat, the Queen had been known to keep old birthday cards, clothing she hadn’t worn in years, furniture she no longer liked. Then one day in the late 1990s, the Queen read a book on feng shui, the Chinese practice of arranging one’s environment to enhance well-being. Next, she read several books on clutter. She was intrigued. She started with the top of the refrigerator, that spot in almost everyone’s home that attracts all manner of junk. When she began sorting through the stuff, she was off to the races! She felt a lightness and sense of freedom that was addicting. She spent the next two months literally lining the sidewalk each garbage day with items she had decided to discard. So, she knows what it’s like to break the connection between yourself and a once-beloved object.
The Queen (a.k.a. Rhea Becker) is a Boston-based writer and editor. (photo by Mim Adkins)