What Hotel Rooms Can Teach Us
The internet is rife with wants: shopping, style books, DIY anything.
Today I want to focus on needs. I have this idea that if I can locate what is truly essential to living for people, I will be in a better place to help them with their too much stuff problem.
In my line of work as an organizer, I hear one phrase repeatedly during consultations. When I talk with clients about their dream space (their ideal home or work set up) 70% of the time I hear a variation on this:
When I’m on vacation and I first get to my hotel room, I sigh with relief at the sight of the room. I want that feeling in my own home. I want that that feeling when I sit down at my desk to work.
They will also share that whatever they brought in their bags is really all they need in life. And when they get home, they feel down because there's too much around them that they don’t need or want.
Do you ever have that feeling when you arrive in your hotel room? Why do you think that you feel that way?