Most of us realize that we do need a bit of organizing in our homes. Some need more work than others, but knowing is half the battle in organizing your home.
While moving through life, it is easy to accumulate things along the way. Some people are bringing new things into their homes on a daily basis. Before you realize it, you have clutter.
Try to be open to letting go of some of those things. Owning something makes you responsible for its care: cleaning, storing and maintaining it. Sometimes the responsibilities outweigh the object’s usefulness. That’s when it is time to purge.
However, something that you used to find useful, could come in handy for someone else. By donating, giving away or even selling things you don’t need you can make someone else’s day.
If you start to feel overwhelmed, you might get stuck. You could feel like you hit a wall, but don’t despair. Break your organizing jobs into smaller parts and do things slowly. Just try your best to keep those negative feelings at bay.
For example, if a whole room feels like too much, try organizing a dresser. And if that feels like too much, start with organizing one drawer and see how that goes.
The more surface areas you have in your home like shelving, counter tops and other horizontal space, the more places clutter can accumulate. Try to avoid allowing these spaces to become clutter hot spots.
As you organize and purge things you don’t need any more, you will begin to feel a sense of relief wash over you. You may feel more relaxed and also proud of yourself. You deserved those good feelings after doing this task you have been putting off for some time.
If you have a family, make sure to get them involved. It’s their home too and they need to be part of the deal.
Organizing is not the end. It’s a process. By putting strategies and systems in place you will be able to continue organizing once you get started.
While you are in the process of your big organizing event make sure you:
- make your bed every day,
- never leave dishes in the sink overnight,
- put groceries away as soon as you bring them in the house,
- put clothes in the hamper or basket, don’t leave them on the floor or laying over the back of a chair and
- clear you desk in your home office at the end of each day.
If you still feel overwhelmed, you may need help. Feel free to contact me because I’m here to help you with organizing your home.