#043 What is Clutter? A Conversation About the Hidden Impacts of Excess Stuff with Ginny Rogers
Join me for an enlightening and fun conversation with Ginny Rogers, a KonMari® consultant and expert in decluttering and organizing, as we explore the question, "What is Clutter?" In this episode, we dive deep into the hidden impacts of excess stuff on our lives and our communities, and Ginny shares practical tips and insights that will help you understand the true nature of clutter and its impact on your life.
During our conversation, we discuss Ginny's experience helping clients tackle their clutter, including the importance of defining what clutter is and recognizing the different forms it can take. We also delve into the benefits of donating items after decluttering and the ways in which giving back to the community can be a powerful motivator for letting go of excess possessions.
Whether you're a seasoned minimalist or just starting on your decluttering journey, this episode is packed with practical tips and insights that will help you gain a deeper understanding of the impact of clutter on your life and how to let go of excess possessions. So grab your favorite beverage and join us for this enlightening conversation!
Links mentioned in this episode:
Grab Caroline's free resources here Explore - Caroline Thor - Professional Organizer & Certified KonMari® Consultant (caroline-thor.com)
Find out more about Ginny here Organizing & Beyond Kemmerer, Wy (organizingandbeyond.com)
Thanks for listening! For more organizational motivation, support and free resources visit my website www.caroline-thor.com/explore, or come and say 'hi' on Instagram @caro.thor, or on Facebook @carolineorganizer
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