Ever kept someone out of your home because you were embarrassed by the piles on the kitchen table?
Or maybe you felt your face flush with shame because the cable guy raised his eyebrows at you when he saw the cluttered “catch-all” room that he had to work in.
I have a new way for you to think about all that stuff.
How to Deal with Being Embarrassed by Clutter
It’s not easy to deal with the reality of a cluttered home. There’s definitely a stigma that is attached to letting stuff get out of control.
People may see you as lazy. You might see yourself as lazy!
So letting others into your home can become emotionally and psychologically jarring.
(If you’re not inviting people over to your home because of all the stuff, it’s definitely a sign you need to think about decluttering.)
Watch the video below and see if it doesn’t give you a completely new perspective (and maybe a little motivation 😉).
Key Takeaways from the Video:
Stuff is just stuff.
Too much stuff is not a problem until we make it mean something – something about us as a person. Perhaps it makes you feel like a terrible person.
But guess what: It’s just stuff, and you are not a terrible person.
Don’t hide it.
Hiding something creates the shame that is keeping you paralyzed. When you share that secret, you can realize it’s not a big deal (it’s just stuff!).
It also frees up the energy to actually deal with it once and for all.
Laugh about it.
Want the perfect way to diffuse a situation where someone comments on your clutter? Agree with the person and laugh it off!
Again, the clutter doesn’t have to mean anything bad unless you give it that power.
Related Read: 3 things to do when clutter stresses you out
If you’d like to get a handle on all that stuff, here are a few ways to get started:
This challenge happens several times a year, so be sure to get in when you can. (Or join the waitlist.)
Available as both a workshop and a free print book, this course will have you making big changes to your home in small, actionable steps.
Sometimes we need a little bit more motivation. A decluttering coach can help you take the shame out of too much clutter and finally finish those overdue decluttering projects.