Clutter is a delayed decision, right?
Not so much!
Well, maybe sometimes it is. But definitely not all the time.
I know that the concept of “delayed decisions” is one of the main clutter narratives going around. And it’s not, NOT true…but it’s also not the full truth.
Today I have a huge project on my lap that is absolute and total clutter. I didn’t ask for it. I don’t want it. I did everything “right,” and yet, here it is. And I just want to put my head into the sand and not look up until it’s gone.
If I could “decide” what to do about this, I would walk away from the project or let someone else deal with it. But guess what, no one else can. And I have to sludge through it…and it is backing up (and cluttering) other areas of my life now.
Look, clutter is just not always your fault.
Clutter is a symptom that something needs attention.
I think the current narrative hurts because it throws the solution back on you. “You’re doing something wrong. You didn’t make a decision. You didn’t do something you should have done.”
I’m going to be real here…it’s not your fault. Sometimes things happen.
Look, I know you punish yourself enough already. Let’s not add to that pile of pain.
I want to awaken a new way of thinking.
Last year I was brainstorming all the different reasons why we’re still disorganized. We live in a time where we’ve never had so many incredible organizing solutions. Books, TV shows, inspiring gurus, podcasts, bins, labels… And that’s on top of having months stuck at home in 2020 with time to work on our clutter.
So if we have all the right “gear,” why isn’t it working?
Why can’t we “get it together”?
As I hunted for the reasons we’re still not organized. I made lists, brainstormed ideas, talked to clients, and wrote down new concepts. After much work, I finally had a good list. So far, I’ve counted just over 130 reasons for why we’re still disorganized, even though we have every advantage not to be.
This insight awakened something inside of me.
Most people think they have clutter because there’s something wrong with them, that it’s their fault.
But that’s just not the truth.
The truth is that there are over 130 other reasons why the clutter is in your life.
Just to give you a little light at the end of the tunnel, here are a few other reasons why we’re still disorganized:
- You’re in the middle of a life transition (death, illness, new relationship, breakup, job change, etc. — hello global pandemic!)
- You look for what’s wrong instead of what’s right or possible
- Clutter is actually kind of comforting
- Clutter helps you feel like you’re helping the planet by not wasting
- It’s an incredible way to claim some serious alone time
It’s refreshing to imagine the possibility that the clutter isn’t showing a defect. Instead, it’s shedding light on needs you have, values you cherish, and small mental tweaks you can make today.
Clutter doesn’t have to rule your life, and it doesn’t have to feel like a root canal to get rid of it.
Creating the list of why we’re still disorganized inspired me.
To help, I created a whole new class about the deeper meaning of your stuff, spaces, and clutter. It will show you how to dig past the surface-level reasons you think you’re disorganized. Once you do that, you can see the real truth of what’s holding you in the clutter shame cycle and set yourself free for good.
You can join the waitlist HERE and get all the updates as I send them out.
For now, rest in the knowledge that there are 130 reasons that clutter is still in your life…none of them being that there’s something wrong with you. And so many of them are insanely simple to shift.
I’m so glad you’re here. I’m here with you, and I’m not going anywhere. We will find our way out of this chaos maze together!