Less Stuff = More Life, 10 Questions To Help Get Us There

Inherent in “less stuff” is often a desire to declutter, release what is no longer useful and make order in our spaces.

Makes sense.

The interesting part is the link between less stuff and more life – is what we might be after more freedom? Sanity? Ease? Happiness? Intentionality? All of the above?!

It seems so clear – with less stuff, we enjoy more of life, right? As a professional organizer, I’m drawn to this simple equation. However, I know that in reality, this is not so simple to implement. Not so easy to DO.

These ten questions, many of which are asked at the onset of any new organizing endeavor, can help us clarify how we really feel about less stuff and more life.

  1. How would you describe your space right now? Best parts? Worst parts?
  2. When was the last time you truly committed to organizing? What happened? How did you feel?
  3. If you spent less time on daily life maintenance, what would you spend more time on?
  4. What is your biggest challenge/s when it comes to “stuff management”?
  5. How would you like to feel after your space/items/life are more organized?
  6. In an ideal situation, how would your living space look and feel?
  7. What would be the easiest items to release? The hardest? Why?
  8. In what way does your stuff impact your life?
  9. If there was an angel organizing fairy around, what would they do?
  10. How can you implement a plan that results in less stuff and more life?

These questions, along with our honest answers, are a great way to understand the benefits of the professional organizing process, which in turn can lead to less stuff and more life! To go deeper into the story of our stuff, I recommend visiting Annie Leonard’s The Story of Stuff website.

Please share your comments or suggestions – we always love to hear from you!

About the Author

Having caught the organizational bug early on trying to “balance” things out as an elite gymnast, Jessica Tudos brings diverse skills and experiences to her professional organizing.  Drawing from her global work as an experiential educator, author, and motivational speaker, Jessica is on a mission to empower people to lead healthy, creative and organized lives. jessica@easeup.ca