Updated: Jun 19, 2021
When it comes to traditional thinking, we may imagine that decluttering and organising are simple. That it’s just a matter of sorting and getting rid of things we don’t need. This is true, however for a lot of people it’s not that simple. There are a lot of reasons we just can’t get organised, and all of those are valid and unique to that person. Also, you never know what people have happening in their lives, emotionally and mentally.
For some, being told to ‘just clean it up’ or ‘just throw it out’ isn’t that simple. Sometimes we need help getting started or to work with someone who can provide encouragement and support.
If you find yourself overwhelmed and unable to tackle a room or space in your home, remember the importance of small steps. That it’s ok to start in one corner or area and work through one item at a time if that’s how you feel comfortable and capable of doing it. Even a little progress is still progress. There is still joy in seeing things getting done slowly.
Remember - don’t measure yourself on other people’s achievements or capabilities; to take pride in what you can get done in your own time and know that it’s ok to call someone for help.