What’s Working, and What’s Not Working for You?

Old blender

When I talk to my clients about their disorganization issues, I first ask them what’s not working. Answers vary from “I’m overwhelmed by my clutter, I can’t find a thing, I’ve no place to put stuff, my files are a mess, I forgot where I put my things,  I’m embarrassed to invite anyone over, and nothing’s working”.

What’s not working for me is my memory and my ‘Imperial Osterizer Blender’.  “I have been unable to let go of my old blender”.  I inherited this wonderful blender in 1980 when my siblings and I were wrapping up our parents’ estate. I think the blender is at least 45 years old. For sentimental reasons I’ve held on to it, even though it’s pretty yucky looking. The glass receptacle has had a slow leak from the bottom for the past few months and the blender’s speed buttons are not all working. Today, I totally forgot that I had kale and soy milk ready to be blended as the first two ingredients of a smoothie. I got side-tracked writing a blog post (not this one), and the slow leak got faster and dripped onto the pantry floor. While wiping up the mess, I knew I had to dispose of this cherished object and buy a new one. So sad.

So…. What is Not Working for You?

Fill in the blanks below, or compose your own statements on what isn’t working:

My clutter ……………………………

I am unable to ………………………..

There is nowhere to put………………………………………….

I can’t……………………………….

I feel………………………………..

Then I ask clients what is working for them in their home, office, lives.

Most of my clients are surprised to discover that there are some systems of order they have created that do work for them.

And….What is Working for You? ………………………………

Now that you’ve thought about this, let me know what is and isn’t working for you.

 

If you live in the Boston area, and would like a 

FREE 1/2 hour phone consultation
to discuss your clutter issues, contact me at:
ClutterClearerCoach@comcast.net

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