One of the common misconceptions about decluttering and organizing is that you do it once, you’re done, and then you live happily ever after. The truth is that our life circumstances will change, and they will change over and over again. Our systems and what stuff we keep may need to change as well. The “bad” news is that these changes will continue for the rest of our lives and we have to learn to
In my own personal journey I’ve been hitting up against what seems like a lot roadblocks the last few weeks. Health, relationships, finances, and more all seem to be getting hit with challenges at the same time. It’s times like these that we may take a moment of pause from our physical decluttering journey, and that can be appropriate. We do need to get up and start again, but I’ve been reminded more than ever
Several years ago I took a clutter-related course that posed us with an interesting question: if some kind of natural disaster, like a home fire, occurred and you could only save five things from your home (assuming all the people, pets, important paperwork, medications were already safe) what would you rescue? The question struck me, not because there was a lot I wanted to save, but because this is something I had already lived through.
One of the biggest questions I get from readers and clients is, “How do I find motivation to do decluttering?” I’ve been exploring motivation for awhile, and I’d like to share with you what I’ve learned. Motivation is an inside job… ….or is it? There are two kinds of motivation: internal and external. Internal Motivation: When a person is internally motivated she does something for the personal satisfaction of achievement. She is determined, she is
This week’s article is written by Time and Stress Coach Julie Gray. Julie is committed to connecting you back to your true nature – freeing you to live and work from a place of peace and enjoyment. Learn more about Julie at www.profound-impact.com. My Epiphany In the summer of 2008 I had a small but powerful epiphany. I had made it a goal for the summer to run up a massively steep hill near my apartment in
The first Reclaiming Space Community Clutter Clearing session took place this last Saturday. I had a few technology hiccups, but overall, it was a success! I have more decluttering, organizing, and digitizing that I want to get done at my house during the month of July, so I’ve decided to host more of these Community Clutter Clearing days. I listened to your feedback and have now added some shorter sessions as well as Friday and
My major in college was geography. I’ve always been intrigued by maps, all kinds of maps (including treasure maps of course!). I used to sit for hours and stare at them I found them so fascinating. So it’s no wonder that I also have a fascination and appreciation for the Feng Shui Bagua Map. Have you ever heard of the Bagua Hidden Treasure Map Method? Probably not since I just decided to call it that
Although I’ve never receive any formal training in feng shui, I have done a lot of reading, listening, and experiementing with it in my own home. It’s been really fun to play around with feng shui and other energetic models and see what shifts and changes as I change the energy in my home. I’m planning to write more about this in the future, so keep your ears open if this sounds like fun to you.
Over the last year or so I’ve been conducting market research, and what I’ve heard time and again is that doing decluttering by oneself really sucks. One of the biggest blocks people identified to getting started was getting stuck in thinking how much work it was going to be, or how much it was going to suck and that certainly didn’t inspire them to deal with their clutter. Obviously, I can’t be all over the
I have been inspired to put together a series of donation-based group clutter clearing sessions for the month of June. I’d love for you to join me! What are group clutter clearing session? Very simply, a group of us will get together via video call on Skype and work on clearing our clutter. I provide the structure for our time together as well as being available for you to ask questions. I also like to