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  • Writer's pictureJen Waldon

6 Simple Steps to Making Room for What Really Matters

In our fast-paced, consumer-driven world, the accumulation of material possessions often takes precedence in our lives. We find ourselves surrounded by a multitude of items, some of which we use daily, and others that are merely collecting dust. The concept of decluttering, however, extends far beyond the physical act of cleaning up our living spaces. It delves into the realm of emotions, creating a profound impact on our mental well-being and overall quality of life. At its core,

decluttering is about simplifying, organizing and prioritizing

It's a process of reassessing our possessions, beliefs, relationships, and habits, with the intention of letting go of what no longer serves us. While it might seem like a daunting task, the rewards of decluttering go beyond a tidy home. It's about making room for new opportunities and experiences by releasing the emotional baggage that often accompanies unnecessary possessions and attachments.


One of the most significant aspects of decluttering is the creation of emotional space. This is near impossible when our physical space is full. Just think about one space in your home that could be tidier. Now ask yourself...

How do I feel every time I pass by this space or try to use this space?

emotions we feel when we see clutter

Letting go of objects can be surprisingly challenging, but it's also incredibly freeing because with it comes the releasing of these negative emotions. Parting with possessions also encourages us to confront our attachment to "stuff" and provokes us to question why we hold onto certain things in the first place. This process of introspection can be emotionally draining but I promise it's transformative. Understanding our "why" helps to expose unnecessary emotional ties that have been buried and ignored for some time.

Emotional clutter can weigh us down, hindering our ability to move forward and embrace new opportunities. Holding onto past grievances, negative self-perceptions, or toxic relationships restricts our emotional growth. By decluttering these emotional burdens, we create space for self-reflection, healing, and personal development. It allows us to reevaluate our priorities, nurture healthier relationships, and foster a positive mindset.


steps to decluttering

Decluttering teaches us the valuable lesson of impermanence. Life is constantly changing, and clinging to the past or worrying about the future only hampers our ability to enjoy the present moment. When we release our attachment to material possessions and outdated beliefs, we learn to appreciate the beauty of simplicity and contentment. We discover that true happiness comes from within, not from external sources.

declutter and experience new opportunities

As we make room in our lives by decluttering, we open ourselves up to new opportunities and experiences. The void created by letting go of the old allows for the influx of positive energies, creativity, and inspiration. We become more receptive to change, more adaptable, and better equipped to face life's challenges with resilience and grace.


It's not enough to read and learn about what can happen or what you should do. If you want true transformation you must take what you learn and put it into action. So that's what we are going to do. But first, check out what a 2023 poll revealed . . .

statistics about clutter

So if this is what studies are showing, then why aren't we taking action? For many, the task to declutter seems daunting. We get paralyzed in our overwhelm. We don't know where to begin. But what if I told you that even small steps can create G R E A T momentum?

Decluttering is a holistic approach to life that extends to our emotions, relationships, and mindset.

By letting go of things that no longer serve us (little by little), we create emotional space, enabling personal growth and transformation. Through this process, we pave the way for new opportunities and experiences, embracing life with open arms and a clutter-free heart. So, take a step back, evaluate what truly matters, and start decluttering your life today. The space you create might just be the beginning of a profound and positive transformation.

6 Simple Steps to Making Room For What Really Matters. It's time to get up and take the first step. You are one click away from facing clutter with confidence!

You can start today. 30 minutes is all I'm asking you to give me. You can do that right?


Jen Waldon, Organizational Coach



As a wife and busy mom of 4, I understand first-hand how life and the amazing experiences that come with it can have you wondering, "why does life feel so overwhelming?" or "how do I make time for the important things?". As a business owner, I can relate to the challenges of growing a business, wondering "how am I going to build a name for myself?" or "how do I reach my audience?".

When we live life caring for others, leading others, building dreams, juggling numerous responsibilities, and are surrounded by unpredictability, we sometimes have difficulty living the life we've imagined. But with order, we can all live our best lives and live out our greatest dreams!

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