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Decluttering with intention

Decluttering with intention

When people find out that I help people declutter and get organized for a living, many will share with me that they love getting rid of stuff, and they are also stuck in the cycle of declutter and re-fill: “I’m always shopping to make up for it.” It can be easy to think that the only challenge in decluttering is letting go. The cycle of declutter and re-fill illustrates the other side of the coin. While it’s important to learn how to let go, and your freedom is worth fighting for - people often find themselves stuck in this pattern because they haven’t yet changed their shopping habits.

How to deal with retail therapy

How to deal with retail therapy

I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I’ve struggled with feelings of lack in certain areas of my life. For example, I used to have a giant bin full of beauty products and would keep buying more. I also regularly struggled to get dressed from a closet stuffed with random clothes. These situations were frustrating and disruptive to my day - and made me cringe when I thought about the money that was spent only to receive little value in return. Many of us have at least one category of items that’s really difficult for us…

How to declutter gifts

How to declutter gifts

Gifts can be a very challenging type of clutter - especially if they were given by a cherished loved one. People often encounter unwanted gifts as they declutter. A homemade scarf they never wear. A purse they don’t use. A piece of jewelry that’s not their taste….

These items aren’t necessarily in our way because of space limitations, though that might also be the case. The real reason why these items need to be decluttered is because they trigger guilt.

Are you waiting to sell your stuff?

Are you waiting to sell your stuff?

If you have taken the bold step of decluttering your space, at some point you will come to the realization that you’ve spent good money on items that you do not use, want, or need.  It can be really hard not to dwell on the money that you spent on your clutter. You reason that because you spent so much money on these items, they must be valuable to someone. Surely you can resell them and recoup at least some of the money you spent. But sooner or later, reality sets in…