How to get out from under clutter

London - In recent years, a burgeoning anti-clutter industry and a raft of TV shows and books on this topic have attempted to address this issue, but, for many, it is a losing battle.

But at what point does untidiness become clutter? Why is it so debilitating?

Living amid chaos is not good for your state of mind and can cause chaos in relationships. Credit: INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS

And what can be done to prevent it? I caught up with professional declutterer, Vicky Silverthorn, to find out more.

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