A couple of years ago, Jim and some of the boys went to a home in Louisville. The family was living amongst garbage and debris that literally was piled everywhere. The mom was single and had been injured and suffered from diabetes. The boys should have been old enough to do something about it, but without guidance, they didn’t. And so the stuff was left to accumulate. And it did. While they were cleaning out and loading the garbage trucks, Jim uncovered a cat litter pan and cat food. He inquired about the cat only to discover it had died a few years previously.
This is an extreme example, but as you can imagine it made a HUGE impact on the boys. They got to see first hand how bad clutter can get if we don’t regularly battle against it.
People let clutter accumulate for many reasons. But eventually, there comes a time when it must be dealt with. You may hear (or speak yourself) some of these reasons why people hang on to clutter and allow it to accumulate:
- I might need it later
- I could get money for that
- I’m going to finish that
- I spent a lot of money on that
- Somebody gave it to me
- That’s an important memory
- I don’t have time
During this podcast episode, I’ll address these excuses and give you some solid encouragement on how to counter these fears. Because the last thing you want is for people to have to some day bring dumpsters and garbage trucks to your home to empty it.
Please leave me a comment and let me know what you thought of this episode and where your home stands when it comes to clutter. You can also call the feedback line at 240-230-SOAP and leave me a question that I will answer on the final episode on clutter.
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