I think everyone has those moments in their life when they feel consumed by all the stuff they have around them. When life gets busy, who has the time to clean up or organize? This is a common question that always stems from someone who does not feel they have time to organize or clear out clutter.
Being Organized is a Way of Life
Truth of the matter, organized individuals are people who live in organized mode all the time. Surprisingly, organization of daily life is a set of values and behaviors an individual owns. A person who lives in an uncluttered space develops organization skills early in life, usually from parents that teach their children to think of life in an organized way. For example, we all probably were taught to pick up our toys at the end of the day.
I remember at an early age and even in kindergarten to put my chair under the desk when leaving the library. We might have a parent who teaches us “everything has its place” and we learn how to make sure objects are where they belong. Life sometimes teaches us our health is at stake if we do not perform certain habits concerning cleaning or preparing food. We are to make sure to place certain items in the refrigerator after we use that item so to preserve the contents keeping us from becoming ill. So, organization really is a way of life that comes from certain values and principles that guide our behavior.
First Steps To Becoming a Lifelong Organizer
I guess I am more passionate about helping others become organized than I am about any other topic in Feng Shui. Clutter and disorganization can take a toll on our mental and emotional as well as physical health. Cleaning up and clearing out clutter, most people enjoy the space and uplifting energy. Unfortunately, time has a way of revealing how well organized we might be. In order to maintain a constant flow of positive and uplifting energy, we need to do more than just take time to clean up and clear out clutter. We need to follow some basic principles of organization. Once we organize our life, we will find our space much more enjoyable for much longer.
Different people have different reasons for holding onto things. In reality, any item that is in storage or we are not using for longer than six months no longer serves us. Some people just do not realize they do not have to hold onto stuff. Others have a hard time just letting go because they see value in everything. If we designate a place for everything and use the things we have on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, we would not have a problem with clutter. The things that we do not have room for or a place for are the things we may need to let go. Every area of our life deserves principles of organization so we are not overcome by clutter.
Take Away and Call For Action
After reading this article, I want you to think about the main rooms of your home especially the main entry way to your home and consider the items you have there. Are these items of use to you? Do these items serve a purpose that benefits you in some way to get through daily life? If not, are these items you can part with or donate to someone who can use those items? Are the items damaged or broken? After you decide whether the items is something you will keep or move along to the next person, take action by donating the items, repairing the items, or selling them. Stay tune for upcoming articles on ways to sift through the stuff that can ultimate bring back uplifting energy and health to your space.