As Jim and I have discussed and planned what’s going to happen over the next year personally and in our business with our year of incredibleness, one of the things that has come up over and over is organization.
When you’re organized, you don’t spend hours looking for something or stressing over where it is, when it was last used or who you might have lent it to so this is a big part of us being able to LIVE LIFE to it’s fullest in 2013.
Of extreme importance when organizing is not being a packrat which Jim admittedly is. Consequently ,this is something I have been in charge of in our household over the last few weeks.
Getting organized can be overwhelming to think about — the key for me is looking at each room as a goal rather than the house as a whole. We decided if it hasn’t been used in the past year, it’s probably not something we have to have. (There are a few exceptions, of course!) It’s time to purge those un-needed items!
So far we are through about ½ of our home and it’s been very liberating. I must say, the most impact for me has been when I cleaned out my clothes closet. I had been hanging on to way too many things that might fit someday or I might have somewhere to wear at some point. I literally cleared out half of the clothes and shoes and called a few friends to come go through what they wanted. It felt great, and they loved it!
And besides, I do plan on losing weight this year and want the excitement of going out and trying something new on and being able to look great in it (more to come on that, I hope!).
I don’t think you can realize how unorganized you are until you make a concentrated effort on getting your life in order. Honestly, before I started this process of re-organizing our life, I called myself the most organized disorganized person I knew and felt like I had a pretty good handle on it. But, as I am moving through the house, I feel the burden of “having too much stuff” being lifted off my back.
I can’t wait to continue this journey because I know in just what I’ve done so far, the ability to enjoy our life has already grown so I’m off to go organize one more room and LIVE LIFE!
She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Proverbs 31:27 NIV