52 Weeks: #4 Making Decisions
Hey all! You guys are on fire to get organized. I’m loving every minute of this especially when I see how excited so many of you are getting about it. Yes! I’ve heard many stories where once you got started you just couldn’t stop at one thing. The trick, as many of you are finding out, is just to get started. Some of you like Tracy from Mama Olie’s Musings are finding great comfort in doing a little bit at a time:
“I am an organizing fool! I am having so much fun (really, I am) organizing different areas of my home. I am getting rid of clutter little by little, streamlining process, making things work for me and enjoying the baby steps I have taken. I have many more projects ahead of me but doing them week by week instead of all at once is really working!”
Tracy did some excellent kitchen shuffling last week to come up with a better system for her family. Way to go!
A Real Housewife of NYC needed some counter space and was able to do just that by “finding” space for all her jars that had started to take over . She added a small bookcase in the dining area on a wall that was otherwise not being used.
That’s what it’s all about! Go at your own pace, do what works for YOU and before you know it you will be living uncluttered and chaos free!
Last week we identified our piles. This week as you go through your sort and purge process you will come up against some easy decisions with what to do with stuff and some not so easy decisions. Fight the urge to run away and hide. You can do this! Since clutter is often defined as procrastinated decisions, embrace your stuff head on by considering the following questions:
1. Can I afford, in terms of space, to keep this item?
2. Could the space that this item takes up be put to better use?
3. What am I saying NO to in order to say YES to this item?
4. What’s the worst thing that’s going to happen if I get rid of this item?
Remember you can’t say YES to everything if your space is limited.
Questions for the comments:
1. Were you able to tackle one of your piles last week?
2. Did you have to make some tough choices?
3. Have you had a chance to put any of the tips from my book, Clutter Rehab, into practice yet?
Looking forward to the discussion in the comments. Don’t hesitate to encourage someone today! Thanks everyone!!
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