I want to repeat the phrase that I continue to say over & over!
Decluttering is a journey!
I continue to share this message because there are going to be times of frustration, times when you can’t see an end in sight, & times when it feels like you are slipping back into your old ways.
But when you remember it is a journey, you will be more likely to stay on the path & keep pushing ahead. Letting the journey unfold as slow or as fast as it needs to.
I was reminded of this as I returned to help a client declutter the same porch that we decluttered last spring. It happens. It’s common. It’s life.
Here is the space when we finished up- isn’t it dreamy & ready for spring!
I pass this along to remind you that your spaces are waiting for their time & attention. They are patiently willing to serve you in the function that you need.
If this porch needed to be a catch-all for the winter while other house projects were happening, then it did it’s job & now it is ready to shine for the spring & summer- happy to be a part of the journey.
Have you created a catch-all space that can support you on the decluttering journey? A catch-all space eases the urgency of needing to know where things should be housed before the spaces are ready. It also offers a place to let things be in progress or a place to store your “find a new home” items until you are able to give them attention.
Give yourself permission to make a space in your home that will be a little messy or cluttered as you go on this decluttering journey. Know that this is temporary & eventually this space will be able to serve it’s higher function.
And if you are wondering what a “find a new home” box is, then shoot me an email. Having this box makes the process more efficient & light.