Episode 58 – Making space to grieve with guest Julia Kirby

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In this podcast, Ingrid talks to a client, Julia Kirby, about losing her husband shortly after having their son, Max, and how decluttering was an integral part of the grieving process.

Dealing with a loved one's belongings after they have passed away is a reality too many of us are faced with. Julia talks candidly about her bereavement,  how she came to terms with parting with her husband's things soon after he died and why she feels decluttering was and continues to be such a positive process for her.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Julia's husband's wishes of how she would deal with his things after he was gone.
  • How grief made her want to call in help to get things done around her.
  • How working with Ingrid helped her see both hers and her late husband's things in a different way.
  • How cathartic simplification has been for her.
  • That through having less, she can see her future more clearly mapped out.
  • How she felt ready to make decisions to offload more things once a year had passed.

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