Hands up. Who has a Junk Drawer?
You know, a drawer full of “random stuff” that has no other home and just gets put away out of sight. I believe most of us have one of those dark places….a dumping ground for life’s detritus…… Heres a idea….a mindful exercise to help you to work out what stays and what goes (and your can apply this not just to physical ‘stuff’ but also the emotional items we carry around with us too). Consider….When was the last time you emptied that drawer? I want to invite you to do just that…..empty it out……look at everything in there. I want you to take some time to REALLY notice each item. I want to invite you to hold the item in your hands and asked yourself wholeheartedly how important it is to you. Ask yourself….Does it add value to my life? Do I love it? Do I even know what it is!?
Decluttering is not about getting rid of things. It’s about inviting in and making a firm commitment to live with positive and proactive energy. It’s about knowing what works for us and what doesn’t. It’s about the act of becoming authentic and living with our core values (and applying these elements of ourselves to our daily lives and the environment we live in).
Let me explain: When you declutter, and you choose to keep something, you do so because you want to. Because it’s useful or because the feeling you get from it is profoundly positive or it truly represents who you are as oppose to who you used to be. You might do this with your clothes, books, toiletries or electrical equipment. You could do this with your whole life (that’s where mentors like Lori or specialists like myself come in). You become surrounded by possessions for which you have huge appreciation. Suddenly, you have so much more than you did before, simply because your mind-set has changed. All along, everything you needed was eclipsed by that which you didn’t. But what if you can’t do this on your own? To some, it can feel overwhelming. That’s where I come in.
When Lori asked me to join the Love The Life team as a guest consultant for this month she said to me ’I really want people to know about you Kate. This is important work you are doing and fits right in with the Love Your Life ethos’. I know Transformational Mentors like Lori support people to declutter their emotional lives whilst creating goals in order to live a more present and authentic life. Well I’m part of this transformational movement too. But I support people to declutter their environment and to feel at peace within their home or office. This is me and this is why I do what I do…..
My name is Kate Ibbotson and I run a gorgeous business called A Tidy Mind here in the UK. I describe myself as a Declutter Expert. I go into people’s homes and I help transform them. I LOVE my work….honestly it’s a real pleasure to support people to declutter their environment and by proxy their lives.
Perhaps you have a cluttered kitchen, a packed loft, a messy wardrobe or disorganised paperwork. You may be struggling to contemplate moving house or sell your home due to clutter. I help people just like you to discard what you do not need and I create personal and bespoke organisational systems to suit you. After sessions with me, you will regain control and calm out of the environmental and emotional chaos you have been experiencing.
Professional Decluttering and Organising is a growing industry used by people from all walks of life to increase happiness. There are many ways to undertake decluttering (you’ve probably heard of Marie Kondo and her bestseller ‘The Life Changing Magic of Tidying’ for example and that’s one way) but the outcome is unanimously one of feeling calmer, more centred and with heightened ability to enjoy life.
And that is the purpose of course. Improving your surroundings, improves your mind. Fact. Declutter your way to contentment.