It’s the first day of school, and the papers start streaming in — forms to fill out, signatures required on endless packets, schedules for classes, contracts for school-issued equipment, and you’re already overwhelmed with the onslaught. In addition to the paper streaming in and out of your kids’ backpacks, there’s the sports teams, dance classes, appointments, open houses, meetings and other extracurricular activities and clubs that pepper the weekly calendar, demanding an advanced logistics degree to get everyone to the right place at the right time.
If you have a desire to get organized, even a fleeting wish, don’t let anything stop you. As I’ve heard time and again from clients, they had no idea how much better they would feel after getting rid of clutter, making a better organized kitchen, cleaning the clothes off their closet floor, the list where disorganization can take over is endless!
Here are ways to counteract the typical, shall we say, “excuses,” to keeping disorganization a part of your daily living:
- “I’m used to being disorganized.”
Here’s what I say: But give yourself the opportunity to be organized,
If you have a giant kitchen, say, the size at Downtown Abbey, stop reading this post! But I think I can speak for most of us and say that we stock our sundries in a limited amount of cabinets and pantry space. Jumbo-sized groceries and buying in bulk seem like great news in the store (the savings!!) but then there’s that moment when you’re home with everything covering your kitchen floor and you’re wondering where to store it all.
When you sit down at your desk to work, are you overwhelmed or distracted? Do you have to search for what you need? Do you take time during your work week to declutter?
The best part about organizing, I always say, is the great way you feel afterward. And let’s face it, nobody enjoys working at a messy desk. Mess does get in the way of creative thinking and it can slow down our production,
Most people, me included, just want “things in their proper places” so that “mess is not a constant” and “harmony can happen.” It’s the dream of every professional organizer to leave a client with a new and profound sense of calm, having offered tips and techniques to maintain that harmony.
I’ve got a blog series planned for you that goes room by room, offering ideas and advice to keep that harmony intact. Today,