1 – It will get done
By hiring me you are committing the time and focus required to declutter. On your own you can easily talk yourself into delaying your plans but that’s not going to happen when I show up at your door. It’s not that you can’t do it. It’s just that you haven’t.
2 – It will be easier
The truth is that you haven’t decluttered because it feels HARD. You may not have recognized this, thinking you “should” be able to do it on your own. But if you really examine it, you’ll see that the mere idea of decluttering likely leaves you feeling drained. That’s because, on your own, it will actually require an immense amount of focus and thought to get it done. What we call slow thinking – a limited resource!
I will provide most of the slow thinking required, keeping an eye on the big picture so that you need only make small, incremental choices.
3 – It will be fun
OK, I can’t promise this for sure, but I love doing this and that can be infectious. Plus, in my experience, somewhere during the process you will reach a tipping point where you begin to feel the lightness that comes with anticipating a successful result. I’m not exaggerating when I say this can feel euphoric.
4 – It will be safe
I’ve been where you are and I’ve been through the process with lots of people. I know the places people get stuck, the struggle to let certain things go (or give yourself permission to keep them), the resistance that hits part way through.
There’s a rhythm to the process. It takes time to get to the place where you know what you want to keep and what you want to release. I’m there to help you explore at your own pace and assure you we can get there when you feel like we can’t.
Also, I have no skin in the game. I have no preconceived idea of what the result ought to look like. I’m after whatever result feels good to you.
My number one goal is to make decluttering a safe experience for you.
5 – You will gain energy
How much energy is tied up in having decluttering on your to do list?
Picture a pilot light. Even when you aren’t actively thinking about what you “should” be decluttering, the idea is alive somewhere in your judgement. Try to put something away, prepare for guests or just open the wrong drawer, and your judgement ignites, as if turning on a gas burner.
All that judgement drains your positive energy, even that little pilot light. Decluttering removes the fuel so the flame goes out, leaving you with more positive energy than you had before.
Who doesn’t want that?