Monday, March 3, 2008

Set Yourself Free

A long time childhood friend of mine recently informed me that she took my advice. She organized her office area in her home. Well, she organized the area that collects stacks of papers in her home. She attained a file cabinet for this area and created her little personal organized piece of paper heaven. You know how she feels now that she has done this? Free.

She feels like there is this part of her that has finally been set free and she feels as if she can breathe a little bit better now.

This is the most important aspect of organizing your clutter. You need to organize your things because if they are in absolute disarray, you are essentially letting the things in your life have all the control. Take control of your life. Take control of what you want to do with your things. Things are not "that" important. The people in your life are far more important. Your happiness and quality of life far exceed any immediate and short live enjoyment one can find in a "thing." If the way you live your life and if the way your living space is arranged currently hinders your existence in any way, change it! organize it!

Change and organize your life to your liking too. If you don't know how you want this done, you can listen to others and find plenty of tools on the internet. Remember, just because an organized system works for someone else, it doesn't mean it will work for you too. Check your options, ask an organized friend, and most importantly, do what it best for you. You are the one that lives in your life and you are the one who will need to keep it maintained to your own standards.

So, I am challenging you. If there is a corner of the room, a desktop, a stack of papers, a closet, a kitchen drawer, or any other space that is festering in the back of your mind...do something about. Do one area this week. Doing all if it at once will more than likely overwhelm you and cause you to quit before you are done. But if you feel the organizing OCD kicking in, more power to you. Regardless of what clutter area is bugging you, take it head on.

Let me know how it goes!

3 comments:

jmcqueen82 said...

two things:

1. I am not sure how I feel about being referred to as a long time childhood friend. Makes me feel old. Maybe that fantastic youthful friend of mine that I happened to have known for a while. hehe

2. Thanks for giving me that kick in the pants. It really has made a huge difference.

oh oh, make that three things....

I think we may be moving soon. Will you help me organize my new house?

Deb said...

you betcha!!! i will be there day one.

jmcqueen82 said...

I am holding you to that m'lady!