Take the decluttering quiz

How many of these apply to you?

  • You love to learn and gather information. The printed word is important to you – you’ll use a screen if you need to, but you put your trust in paper. You love books, newspapers and magazines.
  • You have many and varied interests – you’re never bored. You fill your days with meetings and clubs, classes and causes.
  • You’ve tried to get organized before but you can’t get any traction. It’s overwhelming.
  • You’re terrified of leaving a mess for someone else to clean up when you die.
  • You know that your clutter is the cause of deep-seated tension between you and the people you live with.
  • You meet people at neutral places like coffee shops, libraries and the park.
  • You routinely buy things you know you already have but can’t find.
  • You wish organizing were as easy for you as it seems to be for other people.
  • You find making decisions difficult. You see both sides to every story and can always come up with valid reasons for keeping something you know you don’t really want.
  • You learn best by doing. You’ve read many blog posts, articles and books on getting organized. They all sound good as you’re reading them but you find their strategies difficult to put into practice.
  • You like Marie Kondo and think she’s adorable but don’t understand why she doesn’t understand that EVERYTHING sparks joy for you.
  • You have at least one storage unit and/or dream of having one.
  • You sometimes wish a catastrophic event would give you a fresh start, freeing you from the burden of dealing with your stuff. And if that’s ever happened to you, you know that the clutter soon piles up again and then some.
  • You know you use shopping as a distraction from the clutter. It makes you feel good for a moment but it’s only adding to the problem.
  • You are NOT lazy. You work and work on your clutter but without effective strategies, you see little return for your efforts.
  • You’ve reached a point in your life where you’re ready to get some skilled help to solve this problem. Well-meaning friends and associates have “helped” you in the past but they get overwhelmed and don’t understand why you can’t just deal with your stuff. It hasn’t ended well.
  • You feel anxious about letting me see your space but you’re ready to take a chance that I mean what I say here on the website: I’m compassionate, creative and completely nonjudgmental.
  • You’re willing to commit resources and make regular time in your schedule to get this problem solved.

If you agreed with two or more of these statements, let’s talk about how Joyful Surroundings can help you corral the clutter and get organized. Please call Lucy Kelly at (720) 526-2114 or email me at lucy@joyfulsurroundingsllc.com to schedule your free 30 minute in-home consultation.