Clearing Clutter Support Group Challenge

Curio CupboardThe easy part was getting the Curio Cupboard off the wall.  I knew that it would be easy, it was just finally getting around to it.  It was very dusty and had been bumped off the nails a couple of times and I think has even gauged the wall.   That cupboard has been in my bathroom for many many years.  I thought it was really cute in its day and even cleaned it off a number of times, dusting all those little perfume bottles.  At one time I actually used the perfume in them too.  However, we know that we really cannot wear perfume anywhere these days due to allergies.   I am really surprised they still sell it and can make a profit on perfumes and colognes.  They are not cheap either.

Anyway, so the shelf is down and I decide to wash all of the little bottles to get the inch thick of dust off of them.   You have to admit the bottles are pretty cute.  And some of them do have perfume in them but of course it is really old.  Hmmm!!  This is helping me to think I really don’t need to keep them anymore.  I am thinking about keeping about 2 or 3 of them just because I like how they look.   I really don’t feel like I have any emotional attachment to these bottles but I remember that a woman I worked with many years ago who I really admired had a cupboard similar with old antique bottles on it so I believe I got the idea from her and I thought it was very cool.

It is interesting when you look at these bottles to be thinking about how unique each of these bottles are.  When I work with some of my clients I hear from them that everything can be special and everything has different qualities that can make it difficult to let go of items (even though they are really not needed)  Going through this process helps me to understand how challenging it can be for others.  In the end I settled on keeping three bottles (that are full and still smell good to me) for now anyway.  I may let them go at a later date but for now I am happy with this progress.  And now I have the space for something else….hmmmm???


About Kimberley

I am a Case Manager at My Sisters' Place which is a program of the Canadian Mental Health Association London Middlesex. My Sisters' Place is a program for vulnerable women. I love my job and all the wonderful women I work with. I am very honored to do this work with women who have been through so much and are so open in sharing their stories. I initiated and designed a Clearing Clutter Support Group which I have been facilitating since 2007 with a co-worker. I love running this group and learn so much from the participants. We offer this eight week program three or four times a year. I started my business Space For You in 2010 and work with individuals in their homes as well as offer some workshops in the community. I am available to speak to groups on "De-Cluttering Your Life", "The Magic of De-Cluttering", "Space Clearing" or really anything to do with clutter and hoarding.
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2 Responses to Clearing Clutter Support Group Challenge

  1. April says:

    i think that space would be ideal for a very fun picture of some good friends!

    • Kimberley says:

      Did you see my fb reply? I was thinking about putting the triple goddesses that you gave me there. 🙂 thanks for replying xoxo

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