September to me is like starting a new year almost more so than January. I think with the kids starting back to school tomorrow and the routines commencing again, its like a fresh start. Why not start off the “year” with an organizing goal. Its a great time to get organized. Sandra over at A Diary of a SAHM is doing it and even better she is starting with baby steps. Her first goal….her wallet and then her purse. What a great place to start!! Susan over at By Grace is also doing it and she is doing it in 15 minute time slots. Awesome!
The secret to organizing success is feeling and experiencing the organizing euphoria that you get when you accomplish an area that has been cluttering your physical and mental space.
Pure and simple. It is a great feeling! Start with a small task and work up. Take pride in your accomplishments and the feeling that comes with being organized. You can do it!
I love that Sandra is starting with her wallet. I really do. We all have one…we all use it regularly…they usually aren’t that big and it shouldn’t take too much time to organize. A cluttered wallet can lead to frustration when you need to find something and can’t….we then drag ourselves down with negative talk. “I know I had it here somewhere…..I just had it…..darn what could I have done with it”. You then mentally trace your steps back….over and over again. Who needs it? Who has the time? Instead take that wallet of yours and dump the contents out. Right now, I dare you. Dump it on the floor, bed, wherever you are and start sorting. Put all your receipts together. Put all the coins together, bills, credit cards, debit cards, coupons, business cards, scraps….gosh knows whatever else you might have in there. Sort it out and put back only the bare necessities….do away with everything else. Dump some of that spare change that has been weighing you down into a piggy bank. File or turf old receipts, put all your coupons together in one section. Now slowly close that wallet up….yep its actually gonna close this time. There, doesn’t that feel good….are you feeling the bliss yet? You will the next time you go to the store and you are able to find exactly what you need when you need it. Move onto your purse. A bigger job, a little more time but believe me the high only gets better with each task. The bigger the task the bigger the high…..and you want to know another secret….its contagious. Suddenly you find yourself looking for more tasks just so you can feel that high again…..oh ya it’s good….experience it for yourself and tell me all about it!
Are you addicted yet?