Declutter + Set Boundaries




You can’t seem to let things go because guilt plagues your weary soul and you wonder, “How did you let your home get so out of control?” Don’t worry, you are not alone.


You are not alone in your need to declutter and set boundaries for yourself


Fifty-four percent of Americans are overwhelmed by the amount of clutter they have, and 78 percent have no idea what to do with it, find it too complicated to deal with so they let it build up, taking over their homes, offices and lives.

An unorganized home also has financial implications. The average American spends $18,000 per year on non-essential items, Americans collectively dish out $2.7 billion every year replacing the things they can't find, and 80 percent of the items people keep are never used.


We are constantly being bombarded with unnecessary items and instead of immediately throwing them away or simply say “no” we tend to procrastinate on a decision and take the item in and let it sit around and fester. We feel great guilt about their past consumption. We feel guilty saying “no”. One of the hardest parts of dealing with clutter is the guilt we feel from it. Clutter fills every aspect of our lives, not in just one. It can be in the form of physical stuff, but clutter can also resides in our hearts and minds.



It’s easy to feel bad inside when we face the truth about how much stuff we’ve allowed to drown out our lives. The good news is, you can be set free from those feelings of guilt!


Summer offers new opportunities. The days are longer and the weather warmer. School is out and schedules and routines have changes. Americans are on the move as post-pandemic life begins with 40% of the country fully vaccinated and drops in covid cases. Now is a great time to take control over your clutter.


One of the hardest parts of dealing with clutter is the guilt we feel from it. Clutter fills every aspect of our lives, not in just one. It can be in the form of physical stuff, but clutter can also resides in our hearts and minds.


You feel guilty for having so much excess stuff, piles of clutter, too many duplicates of things, or things you feel are now waster money, I am giving you permission to let them go, freely, without guilt and without shame. Tomorrow is a new day .


All that clutter didn’t get there in one day. It was a process overtime. Be gracious with yourself as you muster up the courage to begin removing it.


With Gratitude & Grace,

Leah Morris


 

Need a place to start - try here or if you need support as you embark on simplifying your space and calming your clutter find a professional organizer in your area to help support your journey.


Of course, if you live in Minnesota around the Twin Cities-Mindfully Minimized can help.