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It’s almost summer! That means you may be out of your normal routine and in situations (either in your own home or a home where you’re a guest) to help others declutter.
In this podcast, I’m sharing some mindset changes and strategies that work well when helping others declutter.
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LEZLIE BRONICO says
I have a friend that I did let in my house and she later said “if you want me to help clean, let me know”. Would it be acceptable to share this podcast with her so she understands more of how to help someone like me? (Your explanation is SO me!!)
Thank you for your honesty and being so transparent. That benefits many of us that are wired just like you.
Hope you have a blessed Memorial Day.
Dana White says
I definitely think it’s a great idea to share this with her. A third party explaining your needs can be a lot easier than explaining it yourself.
I really enjoyed this podcast. I am sure at some point I will be giving someone else a hand decluttering and I like how you talk about gaining trust.
At the moment I’m practising the opposite. I’m practising not helping until I’m asked. I know I will be at some point. But not yet. As you say, it’s easy to see what someone else needs to do in their home. Much easier then in your own home. So I’ve had to practice refocusing that energy on my own home until the time when others might want my help.
I also decided to blog about it, so that’s a good place to focus that energy.
Since I found your blog in February I’ve been reminded how much I enjoy writing. I love hearing you talk about your projects. I used to write so much in high school. But then I moved out of the countryside and made friends outside my family. I love my friends. But you’ve inspired me to go back to writing. So thank you.
(Also I have time because my house isn’t a wreck!)