Are you ready to declutter?
I’ve been meaning to contact you for a very long time,” is a comment I often hear when clients get in touch. I’m not surprised to hear this at all: it takes courage to invite someone in to your cluttered home. Imagining that you will be judged can be a huge barrier to getting help. I don’t judge and I totally understand your fears, and I know very well how monumental taking those first steps can feel.
We hear so much on TV about hoarding behaviours - real people trying to go about their lives while living in chaotic situations. These programmes raise our awareness to the problems and debilitating circumstances that too much clutter can cause. In our own lives it isn’t quite so simple, as we don’t have access to these free offers of a complete declutter, redecoration, deep clean or home upgrade, nor to a whole team of people with bottomless skips and endless experts to call upon.
I frequently wonder about the oversimplification TV programmes present of the decluttering process. What is really involved when you take on the task of decluttering and organising your home? Many of my clients ask, “how long will it take?” It’s a perfectly reasonable question and yet my answer, “well that all depends on how things are for you”, might sound a bit vague and inadequate.
This is because it isn’t a simple physical process: you have invested a great deal of emotional attachment in both your home and your possessions. This is very personal to you: there will be conflicts about letting possessions go, possibly against a background of loss or trauma, and inevitably you will have a mind full of conflicting feelings around the need to declutter.
The clients I meet want to declutter for many reasons. All clients’ needs and stories are different. What is important for them is that I listen and understand what is important to them, that I go at their pace and help them with decisions and solutions. I am their safe pair of hands, coaching, supporting and helping my clients to feel personally involved, accountable and proud of their achievements. It’s very empowering and will improve your life and wellbeing.
My question to you is, “are you ready?”
To declutter your home and your life, you need to feel ready to allow yourself time, space and funds for the process. It’s important to understand what you want and expect of the process and of yourself.
I can help you find real solutions. This is not about leaving you with a perfect home at the end as the TV programmes like to suggest, but about finding solutions to help you live in a decluttered and more organised home that you can sustain at the end of the process.
If you feel ready to experience how transformative a decluttered and organised home is, do contact me with any questions you may have.