#MMH 55 – De-cluttering and our Mental Health with Katie Tracy
In this week’s podcast I chat with Simplicity expert and Certified Professional Organiser, Katie Tracy.
We chat about:
Why de-cluttering can be hard and tactics we can adopt to make it easier
Why and how clutter can and does affect our mental health
Simple questions to ask when deciding what to clear out or keep
Why our emotions are so deeply rooted to our things and why de-cluttering can be therapeutic and rewarding
And much more….
More about Katie:
Certified Professional Organizer®
Katie Tracy had a knack for organizing for as long as she can remember. Her childhood bedroom was only 72 square feet and she used every opportunity (and inch of space!) to rearrange, reorganize, and reinvent the small space.
Katie started her professional organizing business, Simple Spaces, in 2010 and worked with individuals and families to help clear out the “stuff” that cluttered their homes and lives. While doing that work she learned how organizing is about so much more than just the stuff. It is about relationships, emotions, the past, and the future. Her passion now is to connect the worlds of professional organizing and mental health so that clients can clear both the physical AND mental clutter.
Katie has a Bachelors degree in Sociology and a Masters in Human Resource Management. She is an active member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO), The Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD), a Certified Professional Organizer®, and author of: Behind the Closed Door: The mental stress of physical stuff. Katie shares a simple life in New Jersey with her husband and young daughters.