Aspire Magazine: Inspiration for a Woman's Soul.(TM) Oct/Nov 2018 Aspire Mag Full Issue - Page 70

When Clutter Is A CONVENIENT DISTRACTION BY KERRI RICHARDSON M y client Samantha talked about putting her house on the market for months. She and her boyfriend had been dating long distance for two years and had decided to move in together, with Samantha relocating to his area. She loved where her boyfriend lived, and she sounded excited to make it her home. She knew she needed to clean out the garage before she could list her house—her real estate agent had made that clear. She had twice rallied friends and family to help 70 get the space organized, and each time they had made some real progress, yet the space had filled up again. “It feels like I take one step forward and two steps back,” Samantha told me. She and I talked about what kinds of things ended up back in the garage, making it cluttered again. “Well, I let a friend put some boxes and lawn equipment in there, just for a few days, while he figures out what to do with it.” | October / November 2018