How Much Clutter Should I Have? Do I have Too Much?
Many people wonder how much clutter they should have. Learn some things to consider when deciding what is an acceptable level for you.
Life coach & award winning professional organizer Julie Coraccio shares steps and tips to support you in creating the life you choose, deserve and desire!
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Clutter is stuck stagnant energy and can prevent you from creating the life you choose, desire and deserve. We discuss clutter in all its forms: spiritual, emotional, mental & physical and provide tips for decluttering your life and how to organize your life. We’re thinking outside the box on areas where people might not realize where clutter is blocking them. When we remove clutter from our lives we can discover our passions, lead the extraordinary lives we are all meant to live and share our gifts with the world.
Transcript How Much Clutter Should I Have?
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Welcome to clearing the Clutter inside and out with Julie caraccio every Tuesday at 1 p.m. Julie interviews experts on all areas of clutter physical mental emotional and spiritual learn easy to implement steps on how to release clutter and get organized to create the life you choose deserve and desire and award-winning professional organizer and Coach Julie also share suggestions to help you live clutter-free for a more. Joyful and fulfilling life. Are you looking for information on how to get organized and reduce clutter? Have you wanted to hire a professional organizer, but its not in your budget. Do you just need some quick professional advice on clutter organization clutter-free living classes and how to organize your life office hours support you and becoming free moving forward and achieving success. Learn more at reawaken your Brilliance. Com.
A question I get asked a lot. Its how much should I own? Whats an acceptable level of possessions or clutter? This levels going to vary for each person dont compare yourself to others not just in the amount of stuff you own button anything I am not Martha Stewart because it would cause me more stress to be perfect. But I can find what I need when I need it. I can relax in my home and it fits his lifestyle my family. Im comfortable someone drops by and can generally straighten up in a half an hour. The biggest compliment I have received is that people feel welcomed in our home and make some relax and enjoy themselves. Stick recipe my baking skills, but I think a huge part of it is how we keep our home. It looks lived-in. There are pictures where weve traveled. It just makes people feel at home. I probably have 15 different bubble bass on the Shelf next to my bathtub many people would see that as clutter and a minimalist would probably run from the room screaming but a bubble bath is how I relax. It reduces my stress and brings me joy, I use them at different time. So its not clutter for me. Also when I got married we got vietri dishes I didnt want to get China if youve ever listen, you know, Im a huge fan of anything Italian and I like entertaining and its something that we wants to do more. In fact, were having people over for brunch in a week. And thats one of the main reasons. We got to be a tree dishes. I love them. I use them they bring me joy. So again as not clutter Dont stress yourself out if you arent a mantelmount minimalist and you never become minimalist. I every month go and work with a coach. Some people would consider her house cluttered. But what she is said to me and I have seen is that everything in her home has a use she uses it so its not clutter. I personally found the older I get the more I become aware of myself and the less stuff I want but thats not going to be true for everyone again dont compare yourself my brother and sister-in-law have a 9/8 and 5 year old and things can get really crazy Claire Max really 14 months apart both Justin and Kristen were so theres no way that they are going to be able to have a quote-unquote perfect home. Were going to have more clutter all the kids do Sports. They have different activities just based on what they do. So they will have more clutter I will have less clutter, but that doesnt make anyone right or wrong. So lets talk about some things to consider when figuring out a realistic and reasonable level of clutter for you. Some things to ask yourself as youre looking around your different rooms and home. Can you easily find what you need or do you tend to search you have piles or do most items have a home? Do you fear tripping or is your home Hazard free? Can you relax or are you stressed? Is your space peaceful or a constant reminder of what needs to be done? Do you avoid areas? Because theres too much clutter the answers to those questions can help keep you in. Now, lets be realistic what are expectations given your spouse children roommates family Pets life. We have a black cat Joey. Our house is never going to be free of cat hair. Its just a life. We vacuumed every week but you know what? Theyre still going to be cat hair. Thats something I can live with because the trade-off of not having Joey theres just no comparison the love of a pet at least for my husband and me it wouldnt be worth it to even consider not having pets. Some other things to ask yourself. Do you entertain you need to be ready to roll if someone visits unexpectedly or are you okay with it an hour of cleaning for company? Also something to think about your levels might vary for each room the family room might have more clutter than a formal dining room think about people and activities for each room. Once you determine whats acceptable you can begin to release color. That doesnt match what you have decided is an okay amount to have for each room. Is there anything else you can think of to ask yourself to what a reasonable amount of clutter is to have on your home? Ask that and think about the answer. Alright everyone time to go out there some clutter to create the life you choose deserve and desire looking for information on how to get organized and reduce clutter.
Have you wanted to hire a professional organizer, but its not in your budget. Do you just need some quick professional advice on clutter organization clutter-free living classes and how to organize your life office hours support you and becoming free moving forward and achieving success. Learn more at reawaken your Brilliance. Com. Thanks for tuning in to clearing the Clutter inside and out sign up for our newsletter and receive a free copy of 10 butter free living tips ready to create the life. You choose deserve and desire learned about Julies coaching eBooks online monthly de-cluttering classes how to organize your life office hours of free-living Mastermind at reawaken your brilliance.com. You can also watch all episodes on YouTube or download on iTunes and more join us next Tuesday at 1 p.m. Remember the Journey of a Thousand Miles begins with one step.