Whether you’re charging forward on your decluttering journey or personal development, or simply trying to get through today — it’s so important to find moments of joy and to laugh!!
That’s why this week’s Sunday Success Story features Sherer, a Clutter Boss who has been actively decluttering her whole home. Imagine our surprise and delight when Sherer introduced her “Dumpster Gnome” — whom she affectionately named Sprocket Nickelplenty — to our group! Everyone got such a kick out of it that I just had to share with you!
Sherer experienced a massively life-changing house fire prior to her joining Clutter Foundations. As she describes it, it was a blessing in disguise that freed her from an emotionally abusive relationship. After the fire, most of her belongings ended up in storage. When she was finally able to settle into her new townhouse, she realized she needed help with decluttering — especially during those triggering moments of finding items that were a part of her former relationship.
Having never been on a Zoom call before, Sherer now finds the Clutter Boss Academy coaching calls to be the biggest motivator in her decluttering journey. “As I joined more and more Zoom coaching calls I realized that human interaction and conversations about problems and several sets of brains put together can help you solve so many things. I realized my body and soul was also more cluttered than it should be, and of course, Jes already had so many amazing coaches to help with those aspects as well. I feel like my last coaching call of the night is equal to sitting down with the family for dinner, and it’s given me a community that I didn’t realize I desperately needed.
I originally got the idea of the Dumpster Gnome from my friend, whose kids helped me name him ‘Sprocket Nickelplenty.’ I let the kids know what Sprocket is going to sell to save up for his next lavish vacation. Most of my items are thrift store donations versus the actual dumpster, but when decluttering I sort it into ‘Sprocket is going to sell it’ or ‘he is going to decorate his dumpster with it.’ Dumper vs. Donate. It’s given me something to bond with the kids, and they get excited about picking vacation spots and learning about different places. It’s a different mindset and a lighthearted way to make difficult decisions.
My friend uses a dumpster gnome with her children to ask their permission to declutter their artwork or toys. It's definitely something I can see myself using in the future with my own children!”
Sherer, we can’t thank you enough for bringing Sprocket Nickelplenty into the CBA community! We are all so proud of the changes you’ve been making in your home and in your life to be able to enjoy the present. The fact that your loved ones are supporting you while they’re learning from you says it all.
If Sherer’s story has inspired you to take back control in your home, then please join us in Clutter Foundations to learn how to shift your mindset for success!