2019 is here and if you thought 2018 was a bit crazy, I think 2019 is going to be an even wilder ride. Politics aside….let’s focus on the things we can control, like our home environment. Perhaps you’d like to be more organized…hmmm, just guessing…
Instead of making a New Year’s resolution to get organized, which somehow seems negative and just something we say every year, how about setting an intention instead. That reframe just somehow feels better, more positive, lending itself to actually being implemented.
Write down what you’d like to achieve. Just the act of writing can help propel you forward and make the intention feel more real.
Whether you have one area of your home that is the bain of your existence, e.g. the garage, or are ready to tackle the whole house, know that it is achievable and doesn’t have to be done by the end of January! Take the pressure off by starting small. You’d be surprised how much you can get done in 15 minutes. Set a timer and see for yourself!
I was working with a client a few weeks ago and he wanted to make a few tweaks to his closet that we’d organized a few years ago when he moved into a new home. I had removed a few shelves at the time and we’d used a leftover shoe organizer that was a bit wonky. It just wasn’t working for him anymore so we put back a few of the shelves, removed the shoe organizer and installed some new hangers. This took maybe 2o minutes. He was thrilled and feels like he has a new closet.
As you can see, this client does not have a huge wardrobe, so this task was made even easier. Even if you have a lot of clothes and need to do some purging, you can end up with the same result, a closet that works better for you. Avoid being overwhelmed by starting with one category, say shoes. Once you’re happy with that area, move on to belts, purses, etc. You get the idea.
I hope this inspires you to start implementing your organizing intentions for 2019.
One of my intentions for 2019 is to start making and posting organizing videos on Instagram. So please let me know what kinds of content you’d like to see!