Melvin Feller MA Asks Is Clutter Keeping You from Being Successful?

Melvin Feller
3 min readNov 10, 2020


Melvin Feller is an experienced entrepreneur and former executive, so he speaks from experience, as well as years of his own personal and professional development. Melvin Feller’s clients hire him for his depth of business knowledge to motivate, educate and inspire aspiring and current executive leaders to achieve a higher level of success, professionally and personally. Melvin Feller aligns leaders to the vision and future of the organization, supports them in the execution of key strategies and tactics to move initiatives forward and helps them build capabilities to transform culture.

Melvin Feller deals with a lot of clients that are dealing with clutter. Therefore, they know that the clutter is an issue in their production and business. Now you might be asking, what is clutter and why should I care about it? Clutter is essentially anything you don’t need, don’t want and get no joy from seeing. There might be 100’s of items in your home or office right now that could be cleared away.

According to Melvin Feller, the cost of having a lot of clutter around you is that it:

Clutter takes up physical space and energy, consider the energy it takes to constantly walk around a pile of clutter or clean up a spill caused by balancing a glass on an uneven pile of magazines.

Clutter takes up mental energy, it’s much easier to think of new and creative ideas when you have a clean slate around you and within you.

Clutter takes up emotional energy, it’s difficult to feel excited and hopeful when a pile of clutter is in your line of sight.

Thus, the main question is, what will you gain from clearing clutter? New ideas and a fresh perspective, not to mention less stubbed toes and lost phone bills! All kidding aside, in my own life it’s been proven that in order to start something new I need to make space for it. It was only after I cleared the clutter from my own office that I made a commitment to become a specialist about it.

Melvin Feller Gives Five Tips on Getting Started

First, you must imagine the finished product. You can do this by drawing a sketch or just close your eyes and picture your uncluttered space looking just how you want it. Imagine what you’ll do in this space and how much more effective and happier you’ll be. Know what you’re working towards and why.

Secondly, you must remember that you can do anything for 15 minutes at a time! Work for 15-minutes and then stop before it gets overwhelming.

Thirdly, Melvin Feller recommends that you pick out the hot spots that really drive you crazy, like your mail stack, your in box and that you focus on those. Getting those areas cleared will give you the most satisfaction and motivation to keep going.

Fourth, Melvin recommends that you fill a bag or even several to give to your favorite charity. Your clutter can mean a lot to someone who is in need. You get to feel twice as good once you’ve opened up space in your home as well as in your heart. Or better yet ask around for needy families and deliver anonymously.

And finally, keep up with your clutter; spending 5–10 minutes at the end of the day putting things “back in their place”, I can promise you it will save time, space and energy later on.

Hopefully, you can see an increase in your productivity as well as your own inner piece in becoming better organized and clutter free.



Melvin Feller

President of Melvin Feller Business Group With over three decades of executive coaching, speaking, and most importantly, real-life, in-the-trenches experience.