Three Keys to Starting the De-Cluttering Process

Are you wondering how you can even start the de-cluttering process?  It can be so overwhelming that it is easy to just look around and throw your hands up and say to yourself “what is the use, I just don’t even know where to start so why bother”.  Can you relate to this?

So we are going to start at the beginning.  These next few posts are about assessing where you are at with the de-cluttering process.  I believe that it is really important to become aware of why you are struggling with these issues, what is really going on and developing some awareness and insight about how to make some positive changes.

The Good News…..

EVERYONE CAN MAKE PROGRESS!!

We are going to look at three areas in order to help you to get a handle on your life and to start to make some positive changes.

How Much Difficulty Do You Have With Clutter?  How comfortable or uncomfortable are you about the amount of stuff you are dealing with on a daily basis?  Maybe you are most comfortable when you are all snuggled up in your little nest with all your favourite things around or maybe you are more comfortable staying away from your home as you are feeling frustrated with the amount of clutter and chaos there.

How Much Difficulty Do You Have With Acquiring More Stuff?   This is one of our first homework exercises we do in the Clearing Clutter Support Group and it is amazing what insights come out of this.  Shopping, finding things, getting things given to you from friends, mail and flyers coming in that we weren’t even conscious of asking for, etc.  The reality is that the more that stuff is coming in and nothing is going out, the more we are going to run into problems.

How Much Difficulty Do You Have with Letting Go?  Actually making decisions about letting go of items can be very stressful and anxiety producing.  Being able to trust your instincts about what you want and don’t want is very important, however, this takes practice.  Sometimes we will avoid even trying to discard of anything because the anxiety is too much.  It is just easier not to do it.

So, these are the areas I will be focusing on in my next few blog posts.  Stay tuned for lots of great info and resources that will help you to make some positive changes in your de-cluttering process.

 

 

About Kimberley

I am a Clutter Coach and an Expert on Clutter, Chronic Disorganization and Hoarding. My passion is working with individuals to help them to clear the physical and emotional clutter in their lives. I facilitate a Clearing Clutter Support Group which has helped hundreds of individuals to make positive changes in their homes and life. I credit the individuals I have met through my work in mental health for teaching me empathy, compassion and that all of us have strengths that can help us to achieve our goals. I work with individuals in their homes as well as offer workshops in the community. I would love to come out to speak to your group on How to Declutter Your Life and Mind.
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