A common question I get from new clients is, “Is this the worst you’ve ever seen?” I say, “No.”
That’s because there’s no worst. Everyone has clutter. And no matter how much clutter a person has, it bothers everyone about the same amount.
It’s painful to live with clutter. Clutter stunts us. It keeps us feeling stuck.
People often feel they are alone in their particular clutter situation. They feel shame for being stuck. They feel wrong. The presence of the clutter makes them feel that way.
That’s why I tell my clients that they are not alone. Everyone has clutter. Everyone is living with something that are no longer serving them. It’s common.
We don’t get to see everyone else’s clutter, so it can make sense that we think we are the only ones. Knowing that we are not alone helps let go of the shame, and creates the openness to begin to let go.
And once the decluttering starts, the relief comes. And we start to feel better.