By Susan Gardner
Clutter flows into our houses. With children in the house, things increase with each new activity or size. As we age, the house easily becomes cluttered with inheritances from family members. Some of us attract clutter like Pigpen attracts dust! Sometimes we have a strong reaction as the clutter reaches a dam and it all stacks, one thing on top of another, without release.
Emotions, sentiments, natural messiness, and thoughts sometimes become focused on things. Check out this picture of dammed clutter and see where you find yourself.
Did you look primarily at the things held behind the dam, or did you look at the things that have flowed through the dam? I hope you looked at both!
Dammed clutter is not about the dam that holds things back. It is about the flow and the spillway. Control of the spillway makes the difference. During the 2010 Nashville Flood, the opening and closing of dams played a crucial role. Watching the water overwhelm the city was traumatic.
Give yourself a day to learn to manage your clutter’s dam system. The Dammed Clutter Retreat will be held in Nashville on Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 9 am to 4 pm. (Location will be determined by the number of participants, so early registration will help.) The cost is $75 and includes snacks, lunch and a journal.
To encourage early registration and commitment, you may pay the first $25 with registration using the code 25DOWN and $45 on Retreat Day. (Valid through February 23, 2018)
I look forward to guiding you on Saturday, March 24.
All the best,
Susan Gardner, MDiv, CPO-CD
Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization