Episode 49 – Why is it so difficult to achieve a clutter free home?

Overwhelmed man


In this podcast, Lesley and Ingrid talk about the decluttering emotions, habits and personal situations that impact on people's ability to have a clutter free home.

In this podcast we go back to basics to discuss guilt, embarrassment, overwhelm, retail therapy, overbuying and some of the key health issues that can impact our ability to declutter. We introduce our Members' Area and explain how we feel it can help.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How overwhelm is the most prevalent emotion we see when decluttering
  • Guilt is one of the most overpowering decluttering emotions 
  • Embarrassment sometimes leads to isolation 
  • Overbuying is a habit that leads to clutter and starts a vicious cycle
  • Retail therapy is a powerful emotion to overcome when decluttering. 
  • Anxiety and depression can impact hugely on your appetite for decluttering
  • Other physical and mental health issues have an impact too. 

Other related things you may find useful

We have blogs, downloadable checklists, a free closed Facebook group and lots of useful stuff in The Declutter Hub. You can also follow us on social media on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter

You might also be interested in the blog I feel so guilty about my clutter or check out our free resource below.

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