I'm embarrassed to have people over
"I built this shed out back for all our stuff but somehow it never got organized and now it's full. I still can't find anything in there."
As I sat in the waiting area for my new tires, I struck up a conversation with a gentleman sitting a few seats over. We talked about the weather and how he was looking forward to taking his grandson to Boy Scouts on Saturday. We talked about tires and cars. I made him laugh when I told him how an hour earlier I looked out the window and saw someone driving off with my car. I jumped up and said, "Oh my gosh, someone is in my car." And then immediately realized it was the technician pulling my car around.
He thought that was funny. I did too...after the fact.
We sat there playing on our phones for a few minutes and somehow the subject of home came up. He probably asked if I lived nearby. He said he lived in the country. Then he began to tell me about how they "had a lot of stuff" at their house and he found it annoying that he couldn't find things.
I nodded and kept listening. He said that he really wanted his wife to keep a tidy home but "that wasn't her strong suit." He continued about how embarrassing it was when they had company over because there weren't very many places for people to sit because of all the stuff. "Every surface is full and I have to shuffle a bunch of stuff around just to make a spot for them to sit down, talk about embarrassing!"
He went on to tell me about her yard sale days where she would get up early on a Saturday and drive around buying up "all kinds of crap and then bring it home and just dump it."
My new friend talked of his upcoming retirement and how he would really like to travel and relax as his job had been so stressful.
How often do these sentiments ring true for you:
Embarrassed that you can't find something
Annoyed when others don't help
Tired of looking for something that you know you own but you just can't find it
Exhausted from trying to organize time and time again only to have the stuff fill back in
Shameful that you just can't get a handle on it
Our homes tell a story and it is important that we listen to it. Oftentimes it is a story that we don't want to hear because we fear the unhappy ending.
But it doesn't have to be that way. Let's rewrite the story so that it lines up with how you want to feel and operate in your beautiful home.
Because you deserve better and so does your gorgeous home.
What it's like working with me
I hold the space (and the trash bags) open while giving you permission to dive deep and get clear on what you want to see and experience in your home and your life.
We will work through internal distractions while simultaneously clearing up the external chaos. As you get rid of the excess, you put in front of you what's important by process of elimination.
The physical place called home is a finite structure. It is our big square box. If we keep adding to the box without subtracting, then the box will be filled to overflowing like a clown car.
Some results are tangible and some are intangible, but these elements are important because they flow together. I do both of these so you don't slip back into clutter again.
In order to keep you from stalling out, we will commit to one another for six months. Twice a month, we will organize together while I give you assignments to complete in between sessions.
Our sessions are the structure to support the ongoing choice to release and let go as you rewrite your story.
How would it feel to be supported as you go through this?
How would it feel to have regular check ins?
How would it feel to have something that is just for you?
You can rewrite that story one decision at a time. Are you ready?