What’s Your Percentage?
Well, as a matter of fact, grandbaby Harper DID like a teensy taste of apple pie…Bob (lovely husband) had just taken it out of the oven when we returned from the DreamBank…
And, speaking of the DreamBank, A BIG WELCOME to all of the wonderful people who came to the event last Wednesday! What an amazing hour we spent together--hopefully you’ve been inspired to take some action and have already felt some shifts that come from attending to your space. I love meeting people who are excited and open to using their homes as a tool for transformation--very powerful--we’re so happy you’ve joined us!
I read an article this week about a woman who let go of 75% of her belongings. She also decided to only shop from a very short list of “necessities” for one year, consciously choosing NOT to acquire anything else in that time period. She reported some amazing results:
The results were so astounding that she decided to continue to challenge herself for a second year to see what else could be coming her way...
As I was reading, I was nodding along because not only have I seen those same kinds of AMAZING results for clients; we often ask clients that very question as we begin working together...
“How much of this can go?” “What’s the percentage?”
The answers range anywhere from 25-75%
One recent design client, Lori, said “50%” immediately upon me asking...she didn’t even have to think.
As we looked in her closets, pantry, on top of her desk and dining table, we could see that IF 50% was cleared out of the storage spaces then ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING that was out in her living space (if she is keeping it) would have a home.
That’s when we started dreaming about how good it could really be!
If 50% of her stuff is gone and everything’s put away...then the next step was to put together a Feng Shui Design that would infuse her space with empowerment, abundance, connection, and health (Lori’s requests)...
Look out world, because here comes Lori! I will be sending you pictures as soon as the project is complete. Lori has a fire inside--she is going after her clutter ON HER OWN--not an easy task! She’s using the re-design and the BIG dreams for her future as incentive to clear it out. If you have a moment, send her some clutter-clearing-love--we can all be with her in spirit!
And, what about you? Would it help you to come up with that number for yourself? If 50% or 30% or 75% of your items could go, what would you be making space for? How would that change your life? What would you be excited to create for yourself and your family?
Let me know (just hit reply). I would love to hear from you!
And if you do feel inspired to reply, will you also tell me in one word (or more if you have time) what your biggest challenge is when it comes to decluttering? I would be SO GRATEFUL!
Lots of Love,
“Well Done Jane. I am so happy with yesterday. Your smile and energy lifted the day; we got all the value I had hoped from your visit and then some! Can't wait to see the coffee shop unfold.”
~Bruce, Coffee shop owner, Madison WI
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