Decluttering – Meet Nicole from Less.lu
Have you ever felt that you have too many material stuffs around you? Have you ever asked yourself what make you really happy? What do you want in life?
Well, Nicole asked herself those questions few years back and drew a simple conclusion: less makes her happy.
Intrigued by her company “Less.lu”, offering decluttering services, we had a lovely discussion around life and happiness.
First question, what is decluttering?
I will quote Eleanor Brown to best explain this process:
Clutter is not just physical stuff. It’s old ideas, toxic relationships and bad habits. Clutter is anything that does not support your better self.
Can you explain to my readers how you applied decluttering to your own life!
15 years ago I encountered health issues that made me wondered about my life and what I really need to make me happy.
My first step was to get rid of physical stuff that was piling at home, clothes, material objects, administrative papers, … The result was really interesting. I felt so much better, more focused and less stressed. Another consequence was obviously that I had more money as I was spending less in material things.
In a second step, I also changed my diet to become progressively vegetarian and vegan.
Finally, in a third step I made some changes at my job. I realized that I wanted to spend time somewhere else that in the office! I analyzed how much money I really needed to live and I reduced my working hours to that amount. Luckily my employer approved this change and I started working 60%.
Why have you decided to launch Less.lu?
To help people organize their life and feel happier.
I’ve first started for family, friends and acquittances, like a play. I quickly realized that people were showing real interests and that positive results were achieved in the process.
At my second son’s birth, it was clear that I needed a change and that’s when I decided to start Less.lu.
What is the goal of decluttering?
I truly believe that in life, you DO things rather than HAVE things.
People need to look at their things and think if they really need them. Sometimes we have objects just because we are used to but not because this really makes us happy.
Look, Stop, think and draw a conclusion!
Can you describe the process you follow with your clients?
People should know that decluttering means embarking in an emotional journey together!
First, we meet and exchange on their needs, what they want to achieve. Everybody has different style and way of living, that’s a fact. What is messy for one is normal for another.
Hence, in the decluttering process, some will have difficulties getting rid of one pair of shoes, while others can change their entire home in the process!
In any event, all my clients have realized something along the way.
I have a lot of recurring clients, which shows that it works!
What type of clients do you have?
They are really diverse. I work with men and women, from all nationalities and all ages.
I also help companies. For instance, I work on a regular basis with a law firm to help organize its offices.
Anything else you want to share with my readers?
My belief is that when it is organized outside, it is also organized inside.
Whenever people reach out to me, that means that a change can occur because they already opened up and are willing to change inside.
Are you up for a change?
Many thanks to Nicole for this very interesting chat. Go and check out her website less.lu for more informations!