“Your home should be the antidote to stress, not the cause of it.” – Peter Walsh
Do you ever look around your home and think: there is stuff everywhere, I’m overwhelmed, or there isn’t enough room?
As a mom of four kids, I’ve experienced seasons of clutter, my own and that of my loved ones who’ve passed. I have also lived in more than 20 homes during my life. I know how it feels to be overwhelmed, stressed, and alone in the mess of it all. And yet, I know I’m not alone.
It’s science; clutter can actually cause you stress.
Research from a 2009 study out of UCLA’s Center on Everyday Lives of Families (CELF) has shown that women who perceive their homes to be cluttered tend to have unhealthy patterns of cortisol levels. A team of professional archaeologists, anthropologists, and other social scientists studied the home life of 32 middle-class, dual-income families with 2-3 children of ages 7-12 in Los Angeles.
According to the CEFL study, the amount of stress women experience at home is directly proportional to the amount of stuff they and their family had accumulated.
Clearing the clutter and learning to let go is essential to living well.
We keep things for many reasons-it’s sentimental, we might need it later, it was a gift, it was expensive. From my experience, you will always find what you’re looking for. If you want a reason to keep something you don’t use or need, that is what you will find. This is why shifting your perspective is essential to letting go.
Let go of your clutter this spring.
This spring, I’ve joined Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist as his brand new co-host for the Uncluttered course. I’m thrilled to be adding my expertise to this upcoming edition of the course helping to answer your questions on Facebook and through live videos.
Uncluttered, is a 12-week online course intentionally designed to help you own less and live more. The course includes videos, live webinars, interviews, weekly challenges, practical tips and articles, accountability and an engaged community. By the end of the course, you will have decluttered every major living area in your home.
Uncluttered will provide the motivation, community, and accountability you need to declutter your home and start living a better life. By the end, you will have decluttered every major living area in your home and begun changing your spending habits.
The course is only four times each year and registration ends on Sunday, April 14 at 11:59 pm.
If you want this to be the Spring you finally declutter your home, own less, and get ahead financially, this is the right program for you.
The course includes…
Videos with step-by-step instructions
Interviews with thought leaders in productivity and minimalism
Live webinars tackling specific tough-clutter topics
Live Q&As for members to ask questions
And perhaps best of all: accountability and encouragement from a super-engaged community.
You can sign up for Uncluttered and use my friends and family discount (FF25) for 25% off at checkout! The cost of the course is originally $89. But with the 25% off, the 12-week course is just $66.75.
We hope to see you there!