Spring is (finally) right around the corner and that means spring cleaning season is upon us. Many people look forward to this chance to clear out their homes and start fresh with a clean slate. But for many others, the thought of decluttering and downsizing brings on an overwhelming sense of dread.
Decluttering paralysis is a very real (and potentially serious!) phenomenon. It occurs because we’re hardwired to respond negatively to big challenges; a daunting task like decluttering trips the fear center of the brain, automatically causing us to feel overwhelmed and intimidated. It’s a totally natural response that can become a problem when it begins to interfere with your ability to live your life.
On top of that, getting rid of your stuff can spark an intense, emotional reaction. Maybe it’s guilt at giving away barely used sporting equipment, or sadness about discarding a family heirloom. Maybe you spend way too much time poking through unrealistic Pinterest boards, which can trigger a sense of envy and inadequacy. Whatever the cause, it’s time to release the stranglehold your stuff has on your life.
You don’t have to tackle this alone. Decluttering expert Dana K. White is here to get you started. As the face behind A Slob Comes Clean, she’s helped thousands of people successfully go through what she calls a “deslobification” process. In other words, she’s a clutter-fighting guru and she wants to help you regain control of your life and your home.
In her latest book, Decluttering at the Speed of Life, White offers actionable ways to downsize your life and create the organized home of your dreams. She’ll walk you through the process with clearly defined concepts and easy-to-follow strategies. The book was just released yesterday and is available wherever books are sold.
Ready to start your own deslobification process? Get your hands on a copy of White’s book and then call 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. We’re happy to take most items off your hands, and we recycle or donate wherever possible. Call us today to schedule your free, onsite estimate!