I think every person who is on the clutter-free journey wants everyone in their life to join the club, right? Once our clutter goggles are on, all we want to do is locate and destroy stuff that is no longer loved. And because we know that clutter is the source of chaos, stress, and unhappiness.
Quite frankly do you have time for being miserable? I sure as hell don't! I want to spend my life doing things I enjoy!
Am I right?
As much as we want our husbands, our kids, our parents, and anyone to join in the less is more revolution it’s not going to happen overnight, and it absolutely won't happen if you try to force them. Look what happened to Anakin Skywalker! That ship went down real quick!
Trust me, forcing someone to do something you want is awful! So here's a little story:
A few years ago, when I came home from Australia, I had a mission: Remove all clutter from my sight and my life. With my trusted clutter goggles on, I went through my stuff, and purged like crazy. But after going through my stuff this clutter monster wasn't satisfied. So like a Zombie Walker looking for a human I attacked any clutter in arms reach.
But the problem was I moved back into my mom's house and I thought she had too much stuff. I'm talking fake plants, every single framed photo since 1973, a wide range of trinkets and a mishmash of decor. Not to mention, she has our bed sets from childhood and our toys to boot. Needless to say, my monster was salivating at the opportunity to purge.