Over the years, as a professional home organizer, I’ve done many workshops and other special speaking engagements. And I absolutely love any opportunity that comes up to do so! Now, I know that most people dread and fear public speaking, but for some reason I love getting up to talk in front of a huge room full of people.
Well, last week I had the opportunity to speak to a mom’s group here in the Seattle area. It was a MOPS group (which stands for mothers of preschoolers) and they invited me to talk about how to clean out your closet, which just so happened to be a recent podcast episode I did a few weeks ago, Episode #21 (so I really didn’t have to spend very much time prepping for it).
Anyways, during my talk, we discussed the psychology behind why it’s so hard to let things go sometimes. And since it was a room full of mothers, the conversation naturally turned into talking about our kids and going through their closets. Well, during the question and answer time at the end, one woman asked a really good question, ” How can I help my child let go of stuff?”
Unfortunately, I was very limited on time while I was speaking to the group and didn’t feel like I was able to completely answer her question. So this episode of Life Made Simple is going to be a special “Ask CarlaRae” episode, and I’m going to give you all my thoughts, opinions, and advice to help answer that really great question that many parents have asked me: “How can I help my child let go of stuff?”
I have ALOT of info to give you on this particular subject. So much so, that we had to divide this episode into two parts. This week we’ll do Part 1, and then next week we’ll release Part 2.
Today, I’m going to give you some techniques and tips on how and where to help your child donate their unused and unwanted toys, books, and clothes. And then next Monday morning, for the Part 2 episode (Episode #27) I’m also going to give you some very specific strategies on how to help your child let go of things if they tend to be overly attached. And then I’m going to give you some tips on how to prevent the clutter from coming back into your child’s room.
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