What is your clutter score? Take the quiz

Answer a few questions to find out your clutter score.

What is your clutter score, a woman reads her computer amidst piles of clothes

I have to move things in order to accomplish tasks in my home.

entropy and organising - a pile of clothes on a couch

I avoid having people come to my home because of the clutter.

stop tidying up tubs of household junk

I don’t get to use spaces in my home the way I would like to because of clutter.

Several stacks of taped-up boxes and a plastic-wrapped mattress imply the owner is shifting house.

My family life has suffered as a result of the clutter in my home.

decluttering before and after toyroom before

I feel overwhelmed by the clutter in my home.

Things that make your home look cluttered - messy couch

I’m worried about the amount of clutter in my home.

Decluttering a Storage Unit - towering boxes

I can’t find things when I need them because of clutter.

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I feel guilty when I think about the clutter in my home.

Child's bedroom before, with everything in chaos

I have neglected taking care of things that need to be done in my home because of the clutter.

unsightly property and a dilapidated vehicle

I don’t have family members over as much as I would like because of the clutter in my home.

why do we clutter - bags and piles of stuff in a room

I feel depressed by the clutter in my home.

A messy laundry contains piles of clothes, a distant sink with a bucket in it, and a washing machine

What is your clutter score?

A messy laundry contains a washing machine, full sink, overloaded bench, cube shelves tubs above and rubbish on the floor

Clutter is negatively impacting your home and life. Things feels and look chaotic, and stress levels are rising. It's difficult to function, to find items, and to do housework and daily tasks.

A cluttered small garage has shelving on each side, a sideways table, some tools and other items in view

Clutter has some impact on your home and quality of life. There are some frustrations finding things and keeping your house and stuff under control.

The pantry organising with containers concept in a row of labelled jars on a shelf, containing spices

You have a positive experience with clutter or lack thereof. Your home is tidy and organised enough to facilitate healthy function. Enjoy!

These questions were developed by the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD), and have been used in several studies linking decluttering and organising to higher levels of function and well-being.

If you want a more light-hearted version, try Are you a Hot Mess?

If you want help moving to a higher level of function, please reach out.

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