Would you love to say, “I am finally organized!” Think for a moment, what does it mean for you to be organized? Close your eyes and imagine your laundry completed and put away in a beautiful closet, your meals are perfectly prepared with a functioning pantry, and your paperwork is taken care of with the top of your desk cleared. I am here to say, “it is possible”. I am not promising that your home will always be picture-perfect, but it can be finally organized.
Do you know the feeling when you walk into the kitchen and it is a complete disaster with dirty dishes and pots and pans? There is a mess from one end to the other. It is an overwhelming feeling but you know you can’t leave it that way. So you roll up your sleeves and you just have to get in there and do it. I have a system that makes sense to me it’s kind of like an assembly line. I’ve got it down to a science and then I’m always glad to see a clean kitchen and empty sink, even if it is just for a few hours.
Clutter can sneak up on us and seeing it every day can make us immune to its slow growth. We find it hard to move on to our next stage when we are constantly reminded of our unfinished business. Now is the best time to get started.
I understand that a “messy” life happens. As we have all seen in 2020, life can change at a moment’s notice. Even the excitement of a new baby or a new home can bring a lot of changes. During this time of pandemic and social distancing, many of my clients were working from home while dealing with the passing of parents, estate moves, moving, homeschooling children, or caring for aging parents. They also decided it was time to get organized.
When you finish clearing out the clutter and finally get things in order you will feel like a weight has been lifted. You will be able to start living the life you want and finally stop worrying about what hasn’t been accomplished. You will feel like you have a new lease on life. Imagine coming home to a brand-new space where you can relax and enjoy?
The key to getting organized and then staying organized is having systems in place. What does it mean to have a system? When everything has a home in its designated area, it is easier to put things away and find them. There is a time and place for everything that helps us to live a balanced, clutter-free, and finally organized life.
Lisa Giesler, Author, Life Transition Specialist, Professional Organizer