Decluttering with Friends: The Ultimate Motivation Boost

Decluttering with Friends: The Ultimate Motivation Boost

The Advantage Of Working With Friends

Are you drowning in a sea of clutter and the shore looks like it’s a long way off? Fear not! You just need some help to get you to shore. A good source of help can be enlisting friends to turn your daunting task into a fun, SUCCESSFUL experience. Here are some ways to harness the power of friendship to conquer clutter and reclaim your space.

Accountability Partners

Working with a friend to tackle clutter together creates a sense of responsibility to follow through. Knowing that someone is counting on you can provide the extra push needed to start and stay on track.

Fresh Perspective

Sometimes, we become so accustomed to our clutter that we don’t see it objectively. Inviting a friend into your space brings a fresh set of eyes and a new perspective. They might notice clutter hot spots or offer creative solutions you haven’t considered.

Divide and Conquer

Decluttering can feel overwhelming when faced with an entire room or house to tackle. Divide the workload by assigning specific areas or tasks to each friend. This not only makes the process more manageable but also fosters teamwork and camaraderie.

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Emotional Support

Decluttering can stir up emotions. From sentimental attachments to feelings of overwhelm, having a friend by your side provides emotional support and encouragement when you need it most. They can offer a listening ear, celebrate progress, and provide a gentle nudge when decision-making becomes difficult.

Motivation Boost

Decluttering with friends injects fun into the process. Blast your favorite tunes, share laughs, and celebrate small victories along the way. The fun may come from small breaks throughout the day, dinner out at the end of the job . . . or both!

Trade Skills and Resources

Each friend brings their own unique skills and resources to the table. Whether it’s organizational expertise, DIY prowess, or an extra pair of hands, use each other’s strengths to streamline the decluttering process and reach your goal.

Turnabout Is Fair Play

Agree with your friend that you’ll work on decluttering your home together and then work on their home next. Both of you have fun; both of you get decluttered. Win/win!!

Pay It Forward

Once you’ve experienced the benefits of decluttering with friends, pay it forward by offering your support to others. Extend invitations to friends who are struggling with clutter or join community decluttering events and help beyond your immediate circle.

When You Don’t Have Friends Or Family To Help

You may not have friends or family that live close enough to help, have room in their schedule, or (let’s be honest) would be good decluttering partners. No worries! You just need to meet new friends which is exactly what UnjumbledNOW does for you. Sign up for 4 weeks of 30-minute decluttering sessions where you’ll work with up to 4 other fellow declutterers and me as your own professional organizer in the Zoom room. It provides all the accountability, community, and encouragement that working with people in your immediate circle does but ensures you have professional help, positive group feedback, and don’t have to worry about other people’s schedules. The cost is minimal, the success rate is HIGH . . . why not get a little help from your new friends?

Roll up your sleeves, and let the decluttering adventure begin!

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