What is De-Cluttering?
Clutter is anything unused, unloved, unrepaired. Too much stuff in too small a space can make your entire life feel cramped and stagnant.
De-Cluttering is releasing all that no longer serves you. And it’s an act of courage! You are letting go of the old. The old stuff, the old you.
We have a relationship with–an attachment to–everything in our space. Each item, from furniture to accessories to junk mail, is either raising your energy level and mood – or lowering it. You can dramatically improve your life by releasing everything that is draining you. De-Cluttering has a powerful cleansing effect on our bodies, minds, feelings, and relationships!
How do I De-Clutter?
The best way to De-Clutter is the same way you’d make love or prepare a delicious meal — consciously!
Set aside the time you’ll need.
Have all the materials on hand you will need.
Turn on your favorite music and begin.
As you look at each item, ask
- Do I love you?
- Do I use you?
- Do you make my heart sing?
- Is it my highest choice to have you in my space?
With each item you give or throw away, affirm “I release this in order to create space for _________ (your highest choice).”
As you clean and organize, get into the body-sense of having your space filled with the exact items you choose to enjoy!
I need help De-Cluttering!
If you need help de-cluttering, consider hiring a professional organizer who can keep the process fun and on-track. Rates range from $35 to $225 an hour, depending on your area and the experience of the organizer. I live in Atlanta and frequently travel to Orlando; I charge $150 an hour; contact me if you want a one hour consultation that will give you a plan to get started.
Organizing your belongings takes time, but it will save so much time and energy in the long run. When you’ve organized the following, your home and work space will literally function to support you!
- your finances
- your credit identity
- a disaster plan
- home office (message center, computer, memorabilia)
- entryways, hallways
- storage: garage, attic, basement, workshop, shed
- living areas (books, media)
- bedrooms (including kids’ rooms, sick room, closets, travel items)
I need help Organizing my space!
After you’ve de-cluttered, you may want to hire a professional organizer to help you organize your space. Rates range from $35 to $175 an hour, depending on your area and the experience of the organizer. I live in Atlanta, and travel frequently to other areas to work with my clients, teach classes and train new professional organizers. I charge $150 an hour.