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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Moving in the Wrong Direction

I know someone who recently moved into a new house. I was very excited for them, so I offered, as a house warming gift, free pre and post moving decluttering services. That way, they would not take the clutter from the old place to the new house. Well, how many of you would be surprised to learn that my offer was not accepted? I wasn’t. Anyway, as the move day grew closer and closer, I watched as the family packed all of their belongings into old boxes, trash bags, luggage and anything else that could hold “stuff”. There was not a label of contents to be found. No grouping of like items or even grouping by room. Nope, shoes went in with books and dishes went in with sheets-chaos. The move was disorganized, to say the least. Now the clutter and disorganization has been transported to the new house, which was a blank slate and a clutter-free zone. Not anymore. I’m sure some of you are saying, “I would have accepted the help”, but again, I’m not surprised. If you don’t think you have a problem and someone offers help to you for a problem you don’t or won’t recognize, it makes perfect sense. How successful do you think they will be in organizing the new house? I’m not saying that they won’t eventually get it done, but it could have been an easier transition with a little pre/post-move preparation. Why work harder when you don’t have to?

Dr. D. Clutter™

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