My answer is yes, at least that is where it starts. Perhaps when we attach meaning to an item? Or if we thing it might be useful someday. Or when we think, "This could be made into this or that or the other...."
Because I have a fascination with how things are defined, I looked up "clutter" and learned something new; Clutter is not only a "disorganized jumble of things,"
it is also the collective noun for cats.
This particular clutter includes a stuffed cat that was my mother's as a child (absolutely in the keep pile), a red rose figurine that was a secret santa gift and two cat pins.
And here's how my mind goes...
I never wear the pins but they could be turned into magnets. I like them but do I really need more magnets?
I've been wanting to make some terrariums (which will put some old canning jars to use) and the figurine could be fun there, but so could a lot of other things I have.
Yes, I think clutter starts in our minds.
Total items being relocated as of today: 66.