SHED Profile

SHED is a practical process for decluttering your space, schedule and habits as a catalyst for change.

By helping you identify and release what is obsolete from your physical space and schedule, SHED creates the space to think, uncovers old belief systems, and fortifies your identity.

This process involves 4 steps:

  • Separate the Treasures
  • Heave the Trash
  • Embrace your Identity
  • Drive yourself Forward

Each of us will find some steps easier than others. It's natural to stumble along the way, lose steam or speed through steps you find particularly challenging. However, if you shortchange the process, (skipping steps or rushing through them), your transition won't be nearly as transformative or fulfilling.

Take this SHED Profile to see how you are likely to fare in each step, and how to reinforce your efforts to leverage your strengths and overcome the stumbling blocks.

On a scale of 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree), rate your level of agreement with the following statements.

Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree
Nearly every commitment in my schedule seems equally important.

I feel compelled to fill empty spaces in drawers and on shelves.

It's easier to focus on other's needs than on my own.

It's hard for me to take risks or try something new.

I don't get rid of anything, because the minute I do, I'll need it.

I'm always looking to others for affirmation.

I think and think about my options, yet never make a move.

I consider myself the family archivist.

I crave change, but it's hard to picture myself doing any better.

I cling to the past...with a whole list of would'a, could'a, should'as.

I'm an all-or-nothing person. I do things perfectly or not at all.

I set aside things for charity, then never get them out the door.

I've got tons of ideas for the future, but can't figure out how to get there.

Once I'm sick of something, I get rid of it, no questions asked.

Having a full schedule makes me feel important/valuable.

I hate not knowing exactly what I'm doing or where I'm going.

Every object in my home is meaningful and tells a story.

I'd rather try to fix the familiar, though broken, than do something completely different.

Even if I don't want to do something, I feel guilty saying no.

I never had a chance to develop a clear sense of myself growing up.

My identity is very wrapped up in my job or possessions.

I delegate tasks in theory, but then don't really let go.

I frequently get stalled, afraid of making the wrong decision.

I feel buried under my clutter/workload, but can't decide what to give up.