I’m kind of questioning whether I should include this one in my series of Clutter Guilt Conversations this week.
It’s not my goal to offend the ba-jillion well-meaning people who’ve said stuff like this to me.
OK. Fine. I’ll share.
This is my favorite response when people just WON’T stop. When they insist they can solve all my problems with their two minutes of life-changing advice.
But even though I think this inside my head, I only say it out loud to certain people.
Warning: This doesn’t work for all personality types. Don’t use it with someone who can’t laugh about it with you later. Be ready for them to be mad at you.
When someone doesn’t know me, I just smile and change the subject. Like, interrupt them mid-judgmental-sentence and ask where they get their hair cut.
Really. And that is a MUCH better option, people. Much better.
But those who know me know to expect things like this to come out of my mouth. So here goes:
(Don’t watch it if you’ll be disappointed in me for NOT taking the high road on this one.)
Go here if you can’t see the video.
Other Person: Blah, blah blah . . . you know you really should . . . I have just never understood why anyone would want their house to be that messy . . . so on and so forth
Me: Wow. I don’t have the time right now since I’m decluttering, but someday, I want us to sit down and talk so you can tell me exactly how it feels to be perfect.
Here are my other conversations. They’re much more helpful:
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