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De-Cluttering: A Holistic Approach

5 minute read.  On Sunday 30th September, we hosted a unique workshop partnered with The Luxury Closet focused on "De-cluttering: a Holistic Approach". Our host for the morning was Archana Bhatia, our trusted Trainer who has been with us since the inception of Hopscotch. She is a specialist in training and coaching, and brings to the table global experience and insight. 

 

Our Morning began with a warm welcome by our team and The Luxury Closet team. We had an array of artisanal pastries and a creamy latte to get us started. Our session intended to introduce a 'Holistic' approach to decluttering. Where Holistic meant it is a personal journey; it's about how your closet can be a good indication of the clutter, or lack thereof, in your mind and life. We wanted this session to be more than just talking at our attendees but rather go through the learning, personal and self-reflection journey with them. 

 

Archana commenced with an interactive session; we had all the attendees up and about on their feet engaging with one another. There were a variety of quotes on the wall across our venue; participants were requested to stand by the quote they resonated the most with. We have listed these quotes below for you to have a quick think about which quote (or quotes, no judgement!) you identify with the most.

·      De-Cluttering is more than deciding what to keep and what to discard. Rather, it's a priceless opportunity for learning, one that allows you to re-assess and fine-tune your relationship with your possessions and to create the lifestyle that brings you the most joy. 

·      You can't reach for anything new if your hands are full of yesterday's junk.

·      The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life

·      Sometimes you have to let things go, so there's room for better things to come into your life

·      Clutter is a weight that has built on top of you so gradually you don't even realize anymore that it is holding you down.

·      Clutter is nothing more than postponed decisions

·      When you declutter - whether it's in your home, your head, or your heart - it is astounding what will flow into that space that will enrich you, your life and your family  

 

We aimed to uncover what de-cluttering meant to the participants and why they felt the need to do it. De-Cluttering meant a variety of things to the women attending; it is an act of removing unnecessary items from a space, may that be your closet or your mind. Some said it was giving, selling and donating their items. Many complained that it wasn't easy to let go of things for a variety of reasons; and we are certain many of you will be nodding your head to these. Have a quick read below of these reasons:

 

·      "I feel like I will use it someday"

·      "Someday I'll fit into it again" 

·      "It'll come back into fashion, since fashion is always coming back"

·      "I don't have enough time"

.      "It's valuable to me"



This is not an issue for women only but people in general; as humans we don't like to lose things that are our own, it's a psychological factor. Ultimately this does make de-cluttering difficult but that does not mean it is impossible, it's just a skill we have to teach ourselves.

 

As a lot of women felt that their items held so much value to them, may that be emotional or monetary, they struggled to find a way to get rid of their valuable items in a way that would feel justified. De-cluttering can actually be a great avenue to monetise your purchases, which can be used to replace with trendier items or to donate back to the community! 

 

We wrapped up with The Luxury Closet offering a one of a kind VIP Concierge service to attendees which would help them with all aspects of their selling journey; they would pick up your items, sell them and give you your money! The women were left with ample time to mingle with our teams and one another, which was a great note to end our session on. 

 

Keep an eye out on the Events page for more information about Career Clinic No.13 and other events we have lined up! 

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