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Making Space for Relationships to Thrive

In relationships men and women can differ on clearing clutter

Happy Valentines Day!  Simply Placed consultants wish you a day filled with rich relationships, friendship, love, and organized spaces.

If you have a significant other, you’ve probably encountered a time (or many times…) when ‘stuff’ has become an emotionally charged topic.  Whether it’s that comfortable (but ugly) LazyBoy that the man in your life refuses get rid of, or a collection of handbags that the lady in your life is clinging to…we all have to face that relationships come with a lot of baggage – literally!  How do you deal with ‘stuff’ when it comes to your significant other?  A recent study by SpareFoot came up with some interesting data:

  • In relationships, men’s items are often the first to go – The study found that 60% of men in a relationship frequently stop their significant other from throwing out an item they want to keep.
  • 90% of Americans in a relationship admit if they knew there wouldn’t be consequences, they’d get rid of some of their significant other’s possessions.
  • Almost half (48 percent) of couples who live together say they argue over clutter.

Perhaps this Valentine’s Day, instead of adding more stuff, give the gift of an experience.  Relationships thrive on time spent, not on money spent.  Build your relationship by making memories, not by adding more keepsakes to figure out how to store.


Even better, give the gift of organization!  Simply Placed would love to help you organize all that stuff you already own.  We offer a free 15 minute consultation to assess your needs.  Contact us today and we can help you get organized so you can spend more time with the people you love.

Though we’ll leave relationship counseling to those with the training to provide such services, we have been known to help couples get on the same page and/or compromise in solutions to help them collectively reach their goals for their space and for the organization of their time and possessions. Who doesn’t love being able to find what you need when you need it, being able to focus on your priorities and feeling less stress all-the-while?

Let us know if you’re ready to love your space, schedule, life and work. We look forward to partnering with you in your success!

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