The Emotions of clutter are varied, but they have a lot to do with why you have clutter in your home, office or life in general.
If you have a clutter problem, how do you feel about that? If you know someone with a clutter problem, how do you feel about them?
Embarrassment is often felt about a cluttered home. You feel embarrassed when someone drops by and your home is not looking tidy. This is different from furnishings being a bit shabby or the dusting not being done. It is about what you feel the person visiting thinks about you. You may feel judged that they think your space is messy and they may actually feel uncomfortable being in it. Because of these feelings of embarrassment, you may avoid having people over.
Guilt and shame are other emotions often felt about clutter. This may center around buying things but never using them. Maybe you wanted to begin a new hobby like woodworking or creating stained glass pieces. You buy the equipment and are all excited about it. You do a few small things to learn the new craft, maybe take a class or two, but then after a while you are distracted by other priorities and the equipment and workspace sits unused.
Over time you begin to feel guilty that you set aside that special space to do your work and spent the money on the equipment needed but now it is all sitting unused and other household items are beginning to take up residence on the flat areas. You feel ashamed.
Do you value things so much that if they get broken, you hang onto them and vow to repair them and put them back in service? You’re not alone in feeling this way. But does the item sit around for weeks, months or years because it never gets to the top of your priority list? This may result in feeling disappointed in yourself that you haven’t taken care of it, but you just can’t part with it. So, it continues to take up space – and you continue to be disappointed.
These are just a few of the negative emotions of issues that involve clutter. Here are a few more. The fear of letting go, feeling like a failure, the need to hold onto items because of their sentimental value and more. All of this can also cause stress in your life. Do you really need more of that?
Clutter is not just about the stuff that is sitting around or stuffed in closets, cabinets and drawers. It is also about how we feel about the stuff and what it represents to us.
The best way to solve a clutter problem is to work on the emotional aspects around it as well as actually cleaning up and organizing what you have. That way you are addressing the whole clutter issue.
The Clutter Solution Workshop is designed to help you solve your clutter problem because you learn about the emotional and the organizing side of clutter.
The winning combination of Professional organizers Sammi Scott and Dixie Schneider show you how to organize areas of your home and Christine Hunt, a Life Wellness Coach helps you understand more about the emotional aspects of why you have it and what to do about it.
Are you interested in learning more? Then please go to www.TheClutterSolution and register for the workshop which will be online on Saturday, October 3rd from 9 a.m. to noon EST. For a $25 investment, it could be the beginning of – well, whatever you want it to be!
We hope to see you there!