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Decluttering and the shame-game

The other day I came across an article on decluttering - the title was something about all of the reasons you aren't able to declutter. So I was curious since I'm in the middle of creating a free masterclass around this exact topic. But when I read the article, I was furious. The author spent the entire article blaming the reader for not decluttering a certain way.

Now look, I'm not going to lie and say if you have clutter in your home, it magically got there and you are completely blameless. However, the story of why each person has clutter and struggles with it is different for everyone and is never as simple as "it's just your fault."

There is this toxic mindset in our culture that we need to be perfect, follow specific programs, and do things a certain way. And unfortunately, the author of that article played into all of it. The majority of the people in the world are not wired the same. So asking someone to get rid of x number of items or fold clothes a very specific way might not work for them. And blaming them for not doing it that specific way is just foolish (and very hurtful).

So I'm going to tell you this:

If you have clutter in your home... you are not a bad person.

If you have struggled to clear the clutter from your home... you are not a bad person.

To recap: you are not a bad person.

I hope this helps you on your decluttering journey.

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