I’ve got a strange question for you…
How comfortable do you feel talking about your clutter?
When I first started working as a Professional Organizer I quickly realized that people didn’t feel very comfortable talking about it at all. I found myself having to ask a lot of questions to try and get them to open up.
When I started to see the result powerful questions had on people as they became more comfortable talking about their clutter, everything changed. Before long, I knew that this was what would help unlock a lot of the mystery behind clutter.
Instead of people wanting a quick fix they now were interested in going deeper and looking at the root cause of their clutter.
Can you see yourself being comfortable enough to talk about your clutter?
Think about that for a few moments because your answer to that question will help you begin to understand the relationship you are having with your clutter.
If you can see yourself taking a deeper look into the root cause of your clutter, that’s fantastic! You’re on your way to a clutter-free life.
However, if you feel uncomfortable with that idea, you can start changing it today.
Just getting rid of the clutter won’t keep it away for good!
Whether you like it or not, clutter has a huge impact on the quality of your life and influences a lot of your decisions in life.
I want to help you develop a healthy relationship with your clutter. Not only to declutter your life and be free of it, but to gain a richer understanding of why you have the clutter to begin with so you can finally be free of it for good.
Once you become comfortable talking about your clutter your whole world will change for the better. You will start to notice how other relationships in your life will improve.
It’s easier than you think!
I have an exercise that you can do to help you start feeling more comfortable with talking about your clutter…
Beginning today, select a clutter buddy, someone that you feel comfortable sharing with. It could be a dear friend, family member or a person that has clutter challenges as well. Make sure they are positive, uplifting people.
Ask them if they wouldn’t mind spending about ten minutes with you, either by phone or in person, to talk about something. Set up the appointment.
Next make a list of all the clutter you no long wish to have in your home. Next to each item, reference any notes that come to mind about the memory of the item. Then briefly write an explanation as to why you are ready to let go. After that, recap your feelings with how you are going to feel once you are clutter free.
Show up to your appointment with your clutter buddy and share everything you wrote down with them. Then ask them to mirror back to you what you just shared with them.
Notice how you feel. Lighter, happy, relieved, cleansed… Breathe into that feeling and exhale. Imagine what your life would look like, feel like, without the clutter.
Close the conversation with thanking them and asking if they wouldn’t mind being your clutter buddy until the items on your list are eventually gone.
To living freely,
PS: Let me know how you make out – drop me a note below. I would love to hear from you!