The Most Searched Topic – Trauma and Clutter

Looking back over my posts for this past year and trying to come up with the most popular post for the Blog Carnival was tricky. How could I just pick one? So many good posts this year lol

It was up to us to interpret the word “best.” It could be based on the number of comments, social media shares, or some other metric, or it could be based on our own feelings about a specific post.

The Top Searches this year according to my blog site were……….

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So my most popular post and the one that I decided to choose is………….Getting Help to Declutter When You Have PTSD 

Many people I work with talk to me about their past trauma and the losses they have experienced. Having those life experiences has an affect on us and in some cases it can mean having difficulty dealing with the clutter in our lives. 

Here are a few ways trauma can affect us: 

: having a lot of our treasures around us can be a form of protection and create a feeling of safety and security – ie: our stuff cannot hurt us but relationships could

: trauma and losses in our life can cause us to want to soothe difficult emotions with shopping and accumulating possessions 

: our stuff can distract us from feeling our emotions like sadness, anxiety, feeling upset or depression

A Couple of Updates

I have switched over to Convertkit so my blog posts might not look the same as they have and it is definitely a learning curve for me so fingers crossed that it all goes smooth and easy. 

Are you having trouble with Getting Started or Understanding why Dealing with all this clutter is so challenging? 

I have the solution in my Mini Course and its free! It’s called Clutter, Acquiring and Letting Go – Three Keys to Success 

This course will help you to assess where you are on your decluttering journey. It is so beneficial to look at what is REALLY going on in these three areas and to look at what lies just beneath the surface. Developing more awareness and insights will help you to make some positive changes. 


The Good News is……..that everyone can make progress!

Here is the link to sign up for the mini course.

Happy Decluttering!

About Kim

I’m Kim, your go-to Professional Organizer and Virtual Coach! I’m beyond excited to embark on this clutter-free adventure with you. With a background in mental health and a passion for transforming spaces, I bring a holistic approach to decluttering. It’s not just about neatening up physical spaces; it’s about fostering a mindset shift that radiates throughout your life. I founded Space For You Clear the Clutter, Heal Your Life and have been working with individuals and groups for about 15 years. I've also trained with Professional Organizers of Canada and the Institute for Challenging Disorganization.
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10 Responses to The Most Searched Topic – Trauma and Clutter

  1. Kim, thank you for sharing how you chose your “best” post of the year! This is clearly a very important topic and you have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share!

    • Kim says:

      Thank you so much Janet! The Blog Carnival helps me to be inspired to get those blog posts out there. I really appreciate this supportive group.

  2. I love your thought process in choosing the “best” post for 2022. It’s wonderful that people who are struggling with trauma and clutter are finding you and getting the help they need.

    Your new course sounds amazing! I wish you all the best of success with it. I know you will help a lot of people.

  3. That post you shared with the Carnival was a great one! Congratulations on your new course! Here’s to a wonderful journey with your students. =)

  4. I can totally see how trauma and loss complicate our relationships with physical belongings. I never knew how complex our relationship with stuff can be until I got into this job and started talking with people about their belongings.

    I think reading this feels like a warm hug of understanding. Knowing that you won’t be judged, but rather be encouraged and loved through a hard process, will hopefully make people more willing to reach out and get assistance.

    • Kim says:

      Thank you Seana – I love that description and love to think about this work as a warm hug of understanding. What a great expression!

  5. This post must surely be a comfort, not only to readers who find that it resonates with what they’ve been coping with but unable to explain, and for those of us in the professional organizing field, who see the truth of our clients lives reflected. You picked a great piece, and explained so well how you came to choose it for Janet’s carnival. What people need most in this world is to feel seen and valued, and this post (and the one to which you direct readers) does just that.

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