Tag Archives: Making Change

What is underneath the clutter?

What is underneath the clutter?  What do you think your clutter is trying to tell you?  What are the messages in your clutter?  Do you ever wonder why you are keeping so many things? Think about this statement for a minute.  What do you think? How does … Continue reading

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How Much Difficulty Do You Have with Letting Go of Stuff?

Key #3 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 … Continue reading

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How Much Difficulty Do You Have With Acquiring More Stuff?

Key #2 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 well meaning friends or family, mail and flyers … Continue reading

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How much clutter do you have around your home?

Key #2  Has your clutter become invisible? Check out the 5 questions below So, what happens when you look around at your surroundings? What do you see? Sometimes we need to have new eyes when we look at our space and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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My Future Self is a Minimalist

I am not a minimalist but I would like to be.   My future self is a minimalist.  Not so much of a tiny home kind of minimalist but more of a relaxed, slower paced kind of life minamalist.   I dream … Continue reading

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How To Practice Harm Reduction in Hoarding

How can we practice harm reduction in hoarding? Lets face it, if you are struggling with hoarding or chronic disorganization, you likely are not going to have a home that you would see in a home and garden magazine!   … Continue reading

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Happy Spring Clearing: Physical and Emotional Clutter

It’s that time of year again when we feel motivated to make some changes in our lives.  How do we move the physical clutter and what happens when we do?  What about the emotional clutter that tends to come up? … Continue reading

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Hoarding, Acquiring, Saving, Letting Go, Awareness, Action = Hope

Some people might think that there is no hope for someone who has a hoarding problem and I am not about to make light of it at all because as we know it is a very challenging issue. But…..there are … Continue reading

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10 Practical Strategies for De-Cluttering Your Life and Home

I regularly do a talk called De-Clutter Your Life at a local Family Counselling Centre in London, Ontario.  At one time I put together a list of strategies to help people to De-Clutter Their Lives (in general) so speaking to a … Continue reading

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