I worked with a client recently who had over 100 pairs of black shoes that looked remarkably similar. Why did most remain in boxes with price tags attached while she continued to wear her favourite pair?
Often it can be the hunt of a bargain or the scent of a sale that works some people into a buying frenzy. For others it's a carefully planned trip that's well thought out....and then there's others who emotionally shop to feel good short term and the high triggers yet another round of impulse shopping which quickly accumulates as clutter across countless homes in neighbourhoods across the country.
One of the key aspects underpinning my work with clients is that my role isn't to judge people's spending habits. I do however believe Dr DeClutter's role is to support clients on their organising journey as together we work towards changing behaviours and habits that sustain long term results.
Part of the journey for the client with the black shoes was learning that just because something's on sale doesn’t always mean it’s a bargain. Everything we buy comes at a cost and it's often more than financial.
Often my clients say they feel lighter and freer after their sessions with Dr Declutter - and that's the type of response one can't put a price on.
Here's a link from Peter Walsh, whom you may know as Oprah's Organising Guru. Peter Walsh gives some wonderful examples of how much clutter can cost us.http://lifehacker.com/5739254/how-much-money-is-your-clutter-is-costing-you
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