I have met clients that have sighed in relief once they meet me. Their thoughts of an organizer is pretentious, stuck up, uptight...geeee thanks. Truth is I would not be an organizer if I did not know what it's like to be unorganized.
I do not judge one person that is not organized. Most people are not organized because they truly don't understand what "being organized" really means. All they see are pintrest worthy homes and are bombarded with home improvement ads that just tell you..."your house has to be better!!" Believe me, I know it can be discouraging, you just want it done, you don't want to do it, or find the time to do it, but be encouraged to take the next step.
Please do not buy into what is not true. "Being organized," does not mean that you have to have the latest most beautiful boxes or containers. Truth is you probably already have exactly what you need right in your home, OR you are not even at the stage of needing those beautiful containers.
We must stop telling ourselves that we need pretty things and then we will be organized. Instead, we need to except that decluttering is the first step. Freeing yourself from the things you no longer need, or want, will give you new eyes. Keeping the things that add value to your life is what makes life more productive and more simple. There is no way to become truly productive and live simplified if there is clutter in our lives.
The stage of decluttering is not easy to see at first. There often comes a time that you just can't take it anymore. At that time you have a choice to make, keep living in your clutter, holding on to things that really don't make you happy or letting them go. This decision is one that can change your quality of life.
We must not think of decluttering as a daunting task, but as a task of shedding, coming into a new light, letting yourself find yourself, again. There are many stages we go through in life. The single stage, the newly married stage, the married with children stage, the children are now teenagers stage, the teenagers are now gone stage, and then the later in life stage.
Now, through all these stages, things change. You change. Your surroundings change. Your motivation changes. Your life changes. With all the changes that occur it is hard to keep up sometimes. Life happens quickly, we must except that, and respond accordingly. Knowing where you are in life can make all the difference.
All that being said, do not be discouraged, but encouraged. Decide to look forward to what you can create for yourself. Determine what stage you are in, and where you need to go from here. If you need help determining where you are and where you need to go contact me at Upstate Organized Living here. I will be so happy to help.
I am a woman that wants my daily tasks and chores to be as simple as possible, therefore, I help other people with the same desire create a lifestyle that is organized, productive and simple. Being organized just makes your life easier so you aren't pulling out your hair every time you empty the dishwasher or try to cook dinner.
Being organized does not mean you have to change your personality type. Organized is defined: to arrange in a structured whole order. Create a system for your life that works for you leading to a more productive and simplified life.
Start looking at your surrounding in a new way. Go to your closet. Do you see that shirt you keep trying on, the one that you keep putting on, the one that has never fit you right. You just can't let it go because you should have never spent the money. Let it GO. Take your own advice, thank yourself and never buy that style or fabric again. Move on.
Now, go to your kitchen. Open a drawer. Is there something in that drawer that will not allow the drawer to close easily, or something that you used one time and will never use again? If so, take everything out of the drawer, sort through the items keeping only the things that are useful to you and let the rest go. If you need any of those things in the future Target or Wal-mart are stocking them right up the street for you for you.
Looking at each area of your home like this will allow you to see your belongings in a whole new way. The things that you own are just things and just like life they come and go. Declutter your life so that you can focus on the things that matter most like time with your children, holding your face up to the sun and breathing in, or taking a walk around the neighborhood.
Be encouraged to get started.
Remember, do it in thankfulness and love and be glad that you can do it!!!