We were a young couple with two toddlers, where Valerie was suffering from PTSD and I was in the military. We were trying to have a normal relationship and family life. We really wanted to get over Valerie’s trauma so we wouldn't have to divorce and go each on a different journey. We wanted to be able to overcome the wounds from the trauma and have a normal life and a future together.
The thing is we were wanting to move but we had way too much stuff. Also, I wasn’t able to overcome the wounds and symptoms from the trauma, let alone have a normal life so that we can have a future together.
To make things worse, we felt terrible when the movers came and said that they can't move all that stuff. I felt even worse about the situation because I was still going to garage sales every weekend to accumulate more stuff. I felt stuck, exhausted and hopeless.
We started to declutter and realized that by decluttering, Valerie was getting in touch with her emotions and we were feeling more energized. All that to understand clutter has a strong power on your state of mind!
It was now crystal clear to us how decluttering your space helps decluttering your mind. We also learned that doing it alone doesn't work, you need to find someone you trust to help you.
Because of that journey, Valerie can finally overcome her trauma at a point that our family is not affected anymore, and we have also been able to stop being over stressed, because we can now reclaim our space and our mind .
And in the end, all of this means we are now able to enjoy very valuable time with our family and spend time doing the things that we really enjoy, like traveling and looking forward to getting back in our tidy home.