A closet stuffed with clothes and nothing to wear. A pile of neglected books. A bin full of old, barely used beauty products. These are pockets of clutter I personally struggled with before I took a deeper look at what was going on with me. I don't mean to sound dramatic. A lot of people are fine living with pockets of clutter. It's not a big deal to buy more of the wrong thing if the budget can handle it, if the storage space can accommodate it. Until it all becomes too much.
People who are looking to downsize will often contact me for help. Whether by choice (hello new life in the city) or out of necessity, this can be an all-consuming project. It's hard to know where to even begin, let alone how to sustain the effort needed to finish. How easy it would be if you could just rent a dumpster or two, fill it up, and call it a day. For some, that's do-able. For others, well, it's more complicated than that…
A lot of people know instinctively that they need to declutter and get organized - but they’re not sure what that might look like for them. I asked one of the most organized people I know - my mentor and friend, professional coach Katherine Golub - to share what this looks like for her, why she recommends it to her clients, and insight into habit building. Thank you Katherine! ~Anna
Have you ever tried to let go of something that you knew deep down you didn't want anymore, but before you even get the chance to put it into a donation pile, a little voice inside your head convinces you to put it back? I can't get rid of that... I know the feeling, and many other women do too. Maybe it's a gift from a loved one. Perhaps it's something you've been storing for a friend or family member until they get a bigger place. Or, it could even be the belongings of a relative who has passed away. What do all of these situations have in common? They all involve other people's stuff….
Have you been feeling blah about your wardrobe? Maybe you've been feeling bored and uninspired. Maybe you've been struggling to put together your outfits. Maybe your clothes aren't fitting their best. Maybe you're just running out of space. Whatever the case, you're living the cliche of "a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear."..