“Someday Syndrome” is what happens when we put something away because we think we’ll use it… someday.
“Someday” is more often “never” when it comes to clutter. On more than one occasion, we’ve cleared out carloads of “somedays” from our clients’ homes, because someday rarely comes.
For example, unless you have a plan for those extra boxes in the basement or garage (like, shipping at the holidays), then storing them
We recently emptied a house of its “someday” items, by bringing it all out onto the driveway to be sorted. Everything in the piles (such as empty boxes, packing materials, extra lampshades, and shelves), was being stored for use… someday. Making the situation worse was the clients’ realization that the majority of the boxes were empty and dirty after they spent years thinking they were filled with treasures. Their emotional investment in keeping the boxes in their attic came crashing down around them.
Our clients were shocked to see how much stuff they had squirreled away for “someday,” and were thrilled at the new sense of space they found in the home after it was all removed.
Next week we will share how you can reuse your Amazon boxes for donation and create even more space in your home. Stay tuned…
All my best,