Make S.P.A.C.E. For You

Make S.P.A.C.E. For You

How can you make more S.P.A.C.E. in your life for what you truly want?  What can you do to make more S.P.A.C.E. For You? Do you have a project you have been thinking about working on? Here is a process that will help you to see your project all the way through.. Let’s dive in…….

S.P.A.C.E. = SUPPORT, PLANNING, ATTENTION, CREATION, ENJOY

SUPPORT

Having SUPPORT to work on your decluttering project can be key to getting started and also to the success of carrying it through to completion.  Whether you ask for support from a friend, family member or a Professional Organizer like me, it really doesn’t matter.  Admitting and asking for help can be the hard part but if you have tried numerous times with different strategies maybe it’s time to ask.  I always feel so honoured to be asked for advice or to help someone.  

PLANNING

I have heard that in business if you don’t have a plan that it can be kind of like throwing spaghetti at the wall.  It feels like we are doing about a hundred things but then we are not really getting anywhere.  Ugh!!  I am guilty of this as well.  Having a plan for how you are going to carry out your project is key to success. Think about your why and your goals for this project.  Having a plan means you are focussed and will stay with the project you are working on.  If the task feels too big or overwhelming, then it needs to be broken down into smaller, manageable and realistic steps.  Planning means making sure you have the time to work on your project, you have the needed supplies, ie: boxes, bags, tape, etc., snacks, food and drinks available, and you have the time to take breaks as needed.  

ATTENTION

Ah, one of my favourite topics.  You will want to be in a good space when you are beginning this work so it can be helpful to do some grounding or a meditation beforehand.  Paying attention to what you want for yourself, how you are feeling whether it’s positive or negative (both will come up), and working through those feelings. If you are feeling stuck, this would be a good time to take a break, go for a walk and ponder the questions, write about your resistance and make sure you have SUPPORT for yourself.  If you are having trouble getting focused, check out this blog post on the Pomodoro Technique.   https://spaceforyou.ca/2015/04/13/a-time-management-tool-to-help-with-focus/     I use it all the time when I really need to stay with the task at hand. You could also try working for the duration of one song or a whole CD.  Whatever works for you.  

CREATION

This is the fun part.  This is when you start to see the fruits of your labour and see what is possible.  Perhaps, some clutter has left your home and you are left with furniture or items that you absolutely love and want in your space.  Maybe a beautiful picture or family photos could go on the walls.  A colour scheme might pop out as you look at your space with new eyes.  What is possible in this space?  Do you have space to move around, space for company?  Space to relax? How do you see yourself in this space?  What are you doing in this space? What were your end goals for your project? 

ENJOY

Now its time to really enjoy your space.  Ooh, doesn’t that sound nice.  Admire your work. Reward yourself for a job well done.   Do something nice for yourself like sitting down to read a book, watch a movie, make a coffee date with a friend, give yourself a break whatever that is.  Pat yourself on the back for doing this project and seeing it through.  Now you know that you can do it.  Doesn’t matter if the project was big or small.  Actually, starting small is good because it helps you to develop your confidence in knowing that you can do it!  Enjoy, my friend.   

Remember, You are important and you cannot be there for others if you do not fill up your own well first.  This is powerful and life changing work and you are so worth it.  Think about what you want for yourself in your home, your life and your space. Put yourself first.

I am currently taking on new clients, in person and online. I have a few openings each week for a free 20 minute call to explore the options that will work best for you. You can sign up here https://SpaceForYou.as.me/

Could this model work for you? Would love to hear about your project and whether you think this could help you? or not?…….Pray tell…..

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About Kim

Kim Tremblay is a Clutter and Hoarding Specialist. She has worked with individuals helping them clear the physical and emotional clutter from their lives since 2008. Kim founded and co-facilitated a Clearing Clutter Support Group which has helped hundreds of individuals to make positive changes in their lives. Kim is currently working virtually with clients helping them to clear the emotional and/or physical clutter from their lives.
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10 Responses to Make S.P.A.C.E. For You

  1. Seana Turner says:

    Nice infographic, Kim! These are all important steps in creating a space that you love to live and function within. Support is definitely a big one, especially if the job is large. Plus, it always makes the process more pleasurable to have someone else to talk with as you work. It’s fun to relive and share memories when someone else is there to listen:) I always say I learn so much from my clients and hearing all about their possessions. It is so fascinating, and I feel so thankful to be invited into these moments!

    • Kim says:

      Thanks so much Seana – It was fun making the infographic and it just all seemed to come together. Now to see if it all works out to actually put the model in place. Yes, so much more fun and pleasurable when you have someone else there to work with. I agree with feeling so thankful and blessed to be invited into clients homes.

  2. I’m with Seana. I love the infographic! All of the steps are so important. When I work with clients, one of my favorite stages is “Creation.” It’s when the client starts to see and feel the changes. As you said, they are experiencing the fruit of their labor. The doing can be so challenging in all of the emotions and negative messages that it brings up. Having that strong why and vision of what IS possible can help to push past the difficulties. And also having support, which you also included. But it is truly magical to be part of the positive changes that my clients make.

    • Kim says:

      Thank you Linda for your comments. You are so right. Support can be so important. I just feel so satisfied and really truly blessed after working with my clients. It is a magical feeling.

  3. I also love this infographic! The process that you outline is so detailed and essential to a succesful project. I love how you end with “Enjoy,” enjoying the space and rewarding oneself for a job well done is so important! You are so right when you said, “you cannot be there for others if you do not fill up your own well first.”

    • Kim says:

      Thank you Nancy, It is so nice to get these replies/comments from other successful Organizers. I really appreciate your comments.

  4. I like it! But I’ll admit — I almost skipped reading this post because I figured it was going to be about another well-known S.P.A.C.E. acronym.

    • Kim says:

      Hi Hazel, Since I designed this, I did notice another S.P.A.C.E. acronym. I am glad you liked it. Thanks so much for your comment. 🙂

  5. Great acronym and infographic! You make the process seem manageable and even enjoyable.

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