Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Raymond and I shared a cup of java this morning from Caribou Coffee. It was a great way to start the day! 🙂
Since it is a day for love, I thought this topic would be appropriate.
We all have different comfort levels with the amount of clutter that is manageable in our lives. But if your significant other has a different level than you, problems can arise.
Even the happiest of couples might argue about clutter and the constant stream of stuff flowing into our homes and lives just magnifies the issue.
If your level of mess is far different than your spouses, it could send signals to him (or her) that your home and relationship is not a top priority.
There is power struggle that comes into play. Who says what stays and what goes? Who “wins” the argument over the piles of stuff?
Talk about what you want your home to feel like and reflect. Talk about this together … in a neutral place, not inside your cluttered home. Your home should be a retreat. It should be a place you look forward to coming back to at the end of a long day. You should be able to relax at home. It should not be a shrine or a storage unit. Not a shrine to a hobby. Not a shrine to old memories. Not a storage unit full of “maybe someday” items.
When you talk about what you want your home to reflect, be specific. The follow through is just as important as the conversation. 😉
Is this an issue in your home life? If so, how do you deal with it?
Until next time…