Today’s guest, Melissa Capps, has lots of great tips and insight on the relationship between clutter and our mental health. Melissa worked in the mental health space for several years before she started her home organization business, Simple Spaces, ten years ago.
Y’all, there is so much good stuff we discuss in this episode. Melissa’s business literally began from a Facebook post asking if anyone needed help organizing. With her unique understanding of clutter AND mental health, she’s been able to help many people figure out how to organize the spaces in their lives. She says there’s no perfect way to organize and that it looks different for every person. It’s about what works for YOU and brings YOU peace.
Melissa also answers why we procrastinate so much and which room in the house is the lowest priority, why it shouldn’t be and how it affects your mental health. She believes our houses are not meant to be museums or storage units–it’s where you live.
I’m also excited to share that Melissa will be one of our speakers at the Building Strong Homes Live Hometown Event on May 21 in Fountain Inn. She’ll be doing the VIP pre-conference hands-on workshop, Conquer the Clutter, that morning and at the evening event she’ll be speaking about Reclaiming Peace in Your Home and Life. Please go check out the link to find out more about the event and to purchase tickets. It’s going to be so much fun!!
Highlights and Quotes from Melissa
“When your house is in disarray your gonna feel undone on the inside. And when you feel undone on the inside, your house is going to be in disarray. It’s a vicious cycle.”
“What’s in our environment affects the way that we feel, affects how productive we are affects the way we treat our family.”
“Productivity can be low when your house is a disaster.”
“What is organized for me in this season of life? Because every season of life is so different.”
“You have to choose between the item and the space. You can’t have both. So, think about what your space is worth. What your peace is worth.”
“Our house is not meant to be a museum or a storage unit. This is where we live. It’s not worth stealing our peace on a daily basis.”
Resources and Scripture
It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don’t use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love; that’s how freedom grows. – Galatians 5:13-15
You can find Melissa at GetSimpleSpaces.com and get your free download of 4 Heavy Hitters of Organizing. You can also follow her on Instagram @simple_spaces_wilmington and Facebook at getsimplespaces.