Seiri, as you may recall, means Clearing - to get rid of clutter.
I recently came across a Focus on Family article in Today newspaper which says that clutter causes stress. The title of the article is: Decluttering Your Life. Here are some excerpts from the article:
** Experts say the most common cause of stress among women (housewives) is Clutter. The more stuff you accumulate, the more stressed you get. And the less likely you’ll be to function effectively.
** The sooner you stop putting things off the better.
** Don’t be afraid to throw a few things away.