I have a short introduction before we dive into the video.  I want to mention that it is about 15 minutes long, so if you have some tasks you’ve been putting off, feel free to play the video and work on them while you listen. It’ll be productive and you will be so surprised at how much got accomplished in the 15 minutes we were together!

I’ll be sharing a story about my current roommate-turned-dear friend Donna. She lived in a cluttered home that was debilitating. For 16 years she had wanted to renovate her home but couldn’t because there was too much stuff, too much of a mess and she couldn’t figure out how to even begin. Everything has changed since we began to work together, and I’ll share some of her thoughts regarding how she felt about herself and how others perceived her before she got it together.

In this 15-minute video, I also include a fast-forwarded clip of Dona and me decluttering a section of her den. This video is jam-packed with valuable insights that will make you feel good about yourself.

Now, let’s talk about the misconception surrounding messiness. I recently came across a speech where the speaker claimed that people’s messiness reflected who they are deep down. This idea bothered me a lot because it was unfair and incorrect. Our living spaces do not define us or our character.

In the video, I’ll share some details of an interview I did with Dona where she opens up about how she felt living in a messy home and how others perceived her. I know many of you can relate to her experiences. The social stigma surrounding messiness is unfair, and it’s time to challenge it.

We’ll also touch on the popular saying attributed to Albert Einstein that a cluttered desk equals a cluttered mind. But in reality, there’s no scientific evidence supporting this claim. Just look at the offices of influential people like Steve Jobs—messiness doesn’t define who we are.

Dona, who happens to be a talented designer, felt misunderstood because of her messy living space. It’s important to note that her design skills were exceptional always and didn’t just become good once she got organized. Our living conditions should never determine our worth or abilities.

So, remember that you are wonderful just the way you are, even if you never pick up a sock or wash a dish.

I hope you’ll find inspiration and a fresh perspective in this video. Let’s break free from the stereotypes and embrace our true selves knowing that getting organized is a learned skill. Anyone can learn it, anyone can change when we know how.

The fast-forward decluttering segment is at the end of the video I let you know what things we used to stay focused throughout, how we began and continued, and what we did with things that needed to be put away elsewhere.

Be sure to let me know what you accomplish during the video in the comments.

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With Love,

The Tidy Tutor