We have a treat for you today!
It’s a heart-to-heart interview with one of THE best organizers in the world, Julie Morgenstern, who is going to help you create space in your life for the things you love.
What We Cover in the Podcast
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive at LearnDoBecome is this:
“How do you know what to keep and what to throw away?”
We all love the idea of clean, clear spaces, but what if we might need something later? And what if there are special memories attached? It’s easier to just keep everything.
You’re going to learn:
- How to distinguish “de-cluttering” from “organizing.
- How transitions in our lives (new jobs, new friends, new experiences) give us lots of opportunities to de-clutter.
- Why clutter is not “junk”. It simply represents an attachment we are struggling to release. Clutter is a “point of entry” into a new stage of life, a new level of development, or a new YOU.
- Why we want to keep the things that energize us and make sure the things we keep represent the best memories of the people and experiences that have shaped us. (Ah-ha moment for me!)
Now, let me tell you what I loved best about this interview:
Julie and I had the chance to talk about “things” in a very personal way.
Too often, we feel guilty because we hold onto our stuff, and we’re living in piles, and we think it is our fault–our weakness. But when Julie opened her heart and shared some of her own struggles deciding what to keep and what to throw away, she helped me to understand clutter at a totally different level.
And do you want to know what your clutter says about you, psychologically? For some of us, it’s company. It means we’re not alone. For others, it represents unfulfilled goals. Clutter in large volume can be protective barriers for us. And sometimes our clutter represents parts of ourselves we put on hold. (Julie has eye-opening stories to share here, as well.)
If you have ANY clutter in your life–or if you have friends or family members living in clutter who you would like to support, this podcast is going to be well worth your time. Honestly. I went back and listened to it again, and I was taking notes like crazy.
Your LearnDoBecome Challenge:
Enjoy the podcast–and please share it with your friends! Then come back and comment here to share how you’ve made a decision to part with at least one piece of clutter. And tell us what you did with that space you created in your life!