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You maybe heard of the benefits of decluttering, right?
But you don’t know yet how it can help you build a long-lasting self-confidence…
Get some expert advice on the topic!
Who is Julianna?
Julianna is a professional declutter!
5 years ago already, she started helping clients declutter their homes.
She’s focusing on getting ride of things more than getting organized. She says that organization is important, but it should come second, after getting rid of stuff, I totally agree with this! 🙂
And a year and a half ago, she started writing about it so she could help more people and The Simplicity Habit was born!
On her website, you can find tips and tricks for simplifying, living intentionally and decluttering your home.
Simplifying is an on-going habit!
Julianna says that it’s not a “once and done” thing for most people.
There is a constant temptation on having a lot of things! When you think of Amazon Prime and how many things you can get very quickly to your door! It’s very common because it’s so easy! I know something about that, I used to buy so much too!
It’s not something that you just declutter once and it’s done. She says that “It’s an on-going process!”
Expert advice on decluttering…
Julianna says that it has a lot to do with clarifying what is most important to you.
This is what she says:
“When it comes to decluttering, we may think most of the time of what we’re getting rid of rather what we’re creating space for. When you focus on what your goal is and what you’re creating space for, it can be very helpful and that also clarifies what doesn’t fit with that.
So, if it’s really important for you to have margins in your schedule and to not be crazy busy like a lot of people may feel, just knowing that about yourself is a very clarifying thing, so anything that comes out that doesn’t work with what that is, it’s easier to say “no”. So once you’re clear on what your goals are and what you’re aiming for, it becomes much easier to make that happen and it’s clear what doesn’t fit with that.”
I agree 100% with this! I really like that question: What are you creating space for?
What do you need help with?
(Choose between the 2 options)
Goal settings are a part of decluttering!
Julianna says that “If you’re talking about living intentionally, you have to know where you’re aiming for. That’s part of the decluttering process!”
The first thing that she tells anybody to do before decluttering is: “You have to think about what your goal is, because if you don’t have a clear sense of what you’re aiming for, how are you going to get there?”
So, taking the time to actually think “What do I want the end result to be?” will help you through the process of getting to know what that goal is. So, goal setting is essential! Knowing your “why” is very essential… Why you’re doing it and what are you going to get by doing it? More space? For what? More Freedom? And what will you be able to do with more freedom?
Ask yourself these questions: When I’ll have more of this, how am I going to feel? What more am I going to get?
How Julianna started decluttering…
When Julianna moved from California to Washington with her family, she realized and asked herself “what do we have so much stuff?” and with knowing the price the movers would charge, she asked herself again that same question!
They moved to a bigger house and with the fact that she was doing furniture flipping, the garage was getting very full!! One day she felt so overwhelmed with all of the things that she said to herself “That’s too much! I’m getting rid of this!”
And this is how she started helping others to do it too! 🙂
What to do when someone in your family doesn’t want to declutter?
Julianna says that you need to first focus on the stuff that is yours.
“Maybe that’s your closet, anything that you own and that belongs to you, work on that first!”
And then, it’s about having conversations on how you can compromise with the other person…
Easier said than done! 😉
I really want to organize the whole home but Julianna’s right, I need to respect the other one’s needs too…!
How decluttering is related to build our self-confidence?
Julianna says that it can apply in a couple of different ways:
“The first thing is your wardrobe. When you’re decluttering your wardrobe, you want to create a confident and inspiring wardrobe. Sometimes, we will buy things that we think were great at that time, but actually you’re never wearing them! Or it doesn’t fit you anymore!
You keep what fits you and what you feel good in. A lot of the time, especially for women, we are keeping the clothes that no longer fit us and that’s not going to inspire any confidence or to help you feel good!”
Julianna says that’s happening for other purchasing mistakes we’ve made too, something you spend way too much money on that didn’t end in being a fit or you’re just not using it anymore. For some reason, that’s really hard for people to let go of those things, but what it does to keep them is reminding you of the mistakes that you made. So, when you’re looking at that expensive item not being used, that doesn’t make you feel better and it that can actually make you feel worse and hurt your confidence!
I loved also when she said that “Keeping things that are working for you can make it very easy when you want to go buy a new jacket or something, you’ll have a much clearer sense of what works for you and what doesn’t. And if you’re already gone through your things and noticed “oh yeah, I wear that color!”, the whole process of decluttering is very clarifying for you figuring out what to do and what you don’t like. Through that process, you build confidence.”
As you know it, I talk a lot about self-confidence ;), but I never thought of this when it comes to decluttering… Very interesting, right? 🙂
Your next step!
Start decluttering today by heading to The Simplicity Habit, Julianna’s website. You’re going to find lots of articles on decluttering and it may just CHANGE your life! It probably will! 🙂
Julianna is a wife, mama, and professional declutterer. She’s passionate about living a life full of purpose and intention. Join her on this journey of simplifying & creating margin so you can say yes to the great!
To sum up!
You might feel overwhelmed with all the things you have and you don’t know how to start…
This is where you can learn from Julianna!
Learn how to get rid of stuff, then organize your things, so you can make more space for the things that truly matter!!!
She is changing the world! I’m so glad I got the chance to talk to her! 🙂
Thank you Julianna!! 🙂