The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up.  Be more with less.  The Minimalists.  Minimalism is all the buzz right now.  But before you write it off as a fad, consider this….

 

The average American family has over 300,000 items in their home (source: LA times)

The average size of American homes has nearly tripled in the last 50 years. (source: NPR)

Even still, 1 out of 10 Americans have outside storage (source: New York Times)

25% of people in the US don’t have room to park any cars in their garage and 32% of people only have room for one car (source: US department of Energy)

 

I could go on, but do you see what I’m getting at here?  We are overwhelmed by our stuff, and the consequences aren’t just cluttered homes.  Our stuff is often a reflection of what’s going on inside.  The overflow can affect our stress levels, our health and our relationships.  I’m certainly not telling everyone to become a minimalist.  However, I am saying that the values and outcomes of minimalism can not only help us regain order in our homes, but also could help us reclaim our lives.

You might be thinking…”Ok, that sounds awesome, but I have no idea where do start?”

That’s where my friend Leigh comes in.  Her company, In Dire Need can help you…

Organize and create space in any room of your house

Pare down prior to a move

Find a place for your belongings in your new home

Create more time and energy for the things you would like to be doing

Not only will help you transform your cluttered spaces and take back your sanity, but she’s also prepared for the emotional stuff that often comes up when dealign with your overflow.  Whether you are a buyer or a seller, moving often prompts us to deal with our stuff.  If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed at the thought of it, consider hiring a professional to guide you through the process.  Call Leigh!

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