Don’t buy into the myths around getting organized. Learn how to stop getting caught up in the hype and start finding real solutions to help you neaten your space.
It’s all too common to find yourself stumped when it comes to organizing. You want to keep things neatly stored in your home and prevent stuff from taking over every countertop and table you own. Still, you look around hopelessly at all of the things you want to take care of, but feel no energy or desire to really deal with the clutter. You sit down to stream a few shows about organizing so you gain motivation. Everyone makes organizing look so easy. As you snack on a bag of chips, you can’t help thinking they must be born with this mysterious (and amazing) gift to be able to make sense of the chaos. You know you don’t have this “organizing gene”, so you log onto the web to get the cute containers you saw featured in the episode. When they arrive, you’re confident you’ll be able to finally fix this mess.
Lies!!!!! All lies!!!!!
Let me be the first to assure you that this does not have to be your experience. If it has been your experience before, we are going to start you on a new road right now. The scenario above describes a lot of what people get tripped up by when starting to get organized. Let’s begin with identifying the traps.
You believe getting organized is hopeless.
You lack motivation to get organized.
Other people are born with the skill to keep their spaces tidy and you don’t have it.
A new container will solve all your clutter problems.
All of this is not true. Keep reading for ways to overcome these myths and help yourself tidy up.
The two biggest problems in this room are:
There is no file system for paperwork.
A lot of CDs are scattered, which tells me there is no central storage area for them.
There are easy solutions for these issues. Basic file folders and labels are all you need to create a paper management system. Plus, there’s a lot of space under the desk. A small file cabinet could be placed there and act as a home for all of the loose papers. Creating a simple filing system will decrease the clutter in this room by about 30%. What a huge accomplishment!
Getting an inexpensive CD case is another easy solution for all the random disks scattered about. Giving the CDs a specific place to return to after they are used will clear up another 10% of the clutter pictured above. This is another great win when attempting to make this room more calm and inviting to work in.
The big thing to remember is you can get organized. When you look at your space, think about what will provide the best, easiest results. Keep cleaning up as simple as possible. Solutions don’t need to be expensive or time consuming to work. Actually, the simplest, least expensive options are usually the ones we are able to maintain using for the long term.
It’s time to change your mindset and realize there is hope! Simple solutions bring big results.
This meditation or statement is very powerful. It switches your mindset to realize that neatening up your space equates to taking care of yourself. Straightening up is worthwhile and you have the power to do it within yourself. Nothing outside of you is going to make you want to get organized. Reading books, skimming magazines, and streaming shows may give you some good ideas, but they are not going to give you a special power to get your space back under control. The power is inside of you. You just need to tap into it.
The organizing and storage business is a multi-million dollar industry. Don’t buy into the hype that you can’t get organized. You can change your space (and your life) with a little time and the desire to start making changes.
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