After being confined to our homes for three months “Freedom” has taken on a new meaning. Freedom to go where we want to, not just where we absolutely need to go. Freedom to be with the people we love became overshadowed by the need to keep our loved ones safe.
As a professional Home Organizer I think about Freedom in a different way; I think about the relationship between clutter and freedom. Does your clutter “own” you? Clutter has a way of getting a hold of us. It is like dandelions that have gone to seed; it takes over and spills from one room into another. It quickly causes a room to shrink and makes you feel claustrophobic.
Clutter creates cluttered minds and distracts us. It slows us down, interfering with our ability to focus and get things done. Minimalism has the opposite effect on our lives. A minimalist approach to life creates freedom from clutter and fosters the flow of creativity and supports efficiency and productivity.
The solution to being “owned” by clutter is to own less. To own less you need to make decisions on what you no longer need to hold onto, what has outlived its usefulness. This is where people get stumped and the project fails or is never completed. It’s hard to stay on task and it’s hard to make firm decisions.
If you feel like clutter “owns” you, I can help. Don’t let clutter distract you and keep you from reaching your goals. I can help you break free from clutter and step into a more productive and less stressful way of living.
Sometimes we know we are doing something counter-productive but we do it anyway. Most people aren’t aware of why they compulsively buy more than they need. Jillian is different. As we worked together, she shared, “My mother never validated me. That’s why I validate myself by buying whatever craft supplies I want.”
I helped Jillian gain control of the excessive craft supplies she had purchased over the years. Now she is free to express her creativity in her lovely uncluttered and organized craft room.
Bobbie has been helping residents of Bucks, Montgomery, and Mercer Counties to de-clutter their homes and home offices since 2015.