An Organized Oasis
No surprise, as Natalie decluttered and organized, she found that it wasn’t always easy to keep it that way. That’s life! But I taught and reminded her of the value of having at least one spot in her home where she could always feel peaceful. Her own oasis. By re-charging in her oasis, she had the energy to re-employ her decluttering tools and encourage family members to keep helping.
I encouraged Natalie to bring less into her home. Owning less means managing less. She now pauses and reflects before making impulsive purchases. She considers her limited space and buys less in bulk.
Sharing the Love
As Natalie decluttered, sometimes she had the time and energy to recycle and donate what she no longer wanted. Other times, her time and energy required her to throw away what she no longer wanted . . . and that’s OK; she knew she could donate and recycle in the future when her home was under control. During the difficult phases of decluttering, she had to look out for her needs.