Academic research in the topic of clutter (as opposed to clinical hoarding and saving behaviours) is rare, particularly in the UK. As with all research it can be misconstrued and clunkily interpreted in the popular press – this is an opportunity to look at the papers themselves and interpret them yourself.
I’m delighted to report that I’ve discovered a few other UK clutter researchers; academics from disciplines like geography, sociology and economics, as well as psychology are beginning to take (strongly needed) interested in clutter as a topic.
I’m proud to say these researchers and I have now formed a UK clutter research group. We meet quarterly, report in on research developments and share findings. We began as a group of two – now we’re six! One member is currently conducting research in which you could participate. I will share their completed research articles – and my own – once publishing permissions permit.