52 Weeks: #35 Find an organizing partner
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Welcome back! So happy to see you all :) I was actually away last Friday but had scheduled my 52 weeks post to go live at the usual time. So happy to see that it did and so many of you linked up.
One of last week’s links has provided me with my topic for this week. I was thrilled when I went over to visit Michelle at Navigating Domesticity and saw that she and a friend have teamed up to motivate, support and help each other organize their homes. The entire time I was reading her post I kept saying to myself…yes, yes, yes! I was smiling ear to ear…these gals have got it going on.
Here is what Michelle had to say:
My friend and I have come up with a plan to help one another work on organizing projects. Both of us have areas in our homes that make us feel too overwhelmed to tackle by ourselves, so we’re teaming up to support each other and get things done more efficiently. (As an added bonus, our children are doing a great job distracting one another so that they interrupt us less!)
This week was Bedroom Week: in addition to working on my daughter’s bedroom, which had become completely out of control, we tackled her son’s closet and clothes supply.
They are on fire and making some great progress. I love how much they are accomplishing by working together. Be inspired by reading the rest of her post here.
These girls are putting their desire to get their homes organized over any embarrassment they may feel at having a friend see their space.
That is just awesome! Sometimes a big load of the overwhelm we carry around on our shoulders is the burden we feel trying to maintain a put together exterior. Let’s drop the pretense and come out from behind the masks we hide behind. If you are feeling overwhelmed, ask someone to help you. Help each other. No one is as put together as they might seem. Your honesty might be like a breath of fresh air to someone else who is also struggling and just might be the lifeline they need.
Of course there will always be risks involved. It’s hard to be vulnerable and risk judgement but if there is one thing I’ve learned this year is that without vulnerability there can be no growth, no change. Every experience, good or bad, can teach us something if we look for it. Don’t stay stuck, try something different. Put teamwork and accountability into action!
Okay there is my little pep talk for the day :) I would really love to hear from anyone that takes up this challenge to ask a friend to be your organizing partner. Until next week, keep organizing one small space at a time!
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