Five Gentle Ways to Say No Thank You

Ways to Say No Thank YouRecently I wrote about my discovery of the root cause of my clutter. My inability to Say No has caused great stress in mine and my family’s lives. I realized I had to stop this, but how? I am not an abrupt person and even my kids say that the phrase “We’ll see” is this mom’s way of saying “No”. So how do I address the situation? I am really hoping that I am not alone in this problem as I am sharing what has worked for me.

5 Gentle Ways to Say No:

  1. I don’t think it fits in my space.
  2. I don’t think it matches my decor.
  3. I would hate for my kids or myself to accidentally damage it.
  4. It’s not my style.
  5. No Thank you.

There is no reason for this to be an unkind experience at all. I have learned that most people will understand and respect you for setting limits. I think of it this way. I can say “No” to a material item I don’t need now, or I will have to say “No” later on to that person’s company because my house will be so full of stuff I don’t want or need that I will be spending time cleaning it and they won’t be comfortable in my space.

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1 thought on “Five Gentle Ways to Say No Thank You

  1. Another reason to say “no” upfront is so you don’t feel guilty when you give it away (or get rid of it) later on… It’s so difficult, but necessary.

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