I’ve been working with a client who has lived with her husband in their 2000 square foot home for the past 25 or so years. Career pursuits and busy lives meant that home organization fell to the bottom of the list for years and years, but now they’re ready to purge what they don’t want any longer and organize the rest.
As we’ve worked together, she’s found items she didn’t remember purchasing, duplicates (triplicates and more) of items she couldn’t find and had to purchase again, old bank statements from the 80s and 90s, thousands of ink pens, bottles upon bottles of lotion, soap and shampoo, and so forth. Her purging has resulted in boxes and boxes of donations to the non-profit of her choice as well as creating space and breathing room in her home.
She’s so excited to see progress and the one thing she keeps saying over and over is, “I’m never going shopping again!” She now recognizes that by not knowing what she had in her home, she had wasted so much money, and now her awareness of what she wants her in life has been awakened.
I’m so excited to see how empowered and inspired she’s become. Of course, it’s impossible for her to never shop again, but she’ll be much more mindful about any purchases she brings into her home.