Stumped as to why you can’t get organized? It’s because you have too much stuff
Today, I’m dropping a major truth bomb on you, so brace yourself. You will never be organized because you have too much
crap stuff. No matter how much you try to sort and containerize, re-organize into prettier containers and install new shelves and cabinets, you will never, ever be organized because you simply have Too. Much. Crap. There I said it. It’s the truth, and deep down, you know I’m right!
No Judge Judy judgment here
Now, before you think I’m getting all Judgey-Judgerson on you, know that I’m in the same boat too. My attic is constantly a hot stinking’ mess not because I’m not good at organizing things, but because there’s too much stuff in there. Old books and toys that my kids have grown out of, but aren’t ready to part with yet, oodles of Christmas decorations and lights, home decor projects I don’t have time or interest to complete anymore, yada, yada, yada. The list of all of the crap in there would bore you, so I’ll save you from that.
I honestly think that if my garage burned down (our attic is just above the garage), I wouldn’t miss most of it. It would kinda be a relief to be rid of the stuff. Let me pause for a moment to knock on some wood because I’ve had a friend who’s home burned down and she lost just about everything and it was a horrible experience. I actually wouldn’t want that to happen to me, but I’ll totally admit to day dreaming about what if that were to happen. I can’t be alone in this!
And the solution is…
The truth is that in order to be truly organized, you gotta part with some of your
crap stuff. There’s just no way to organize too much. Anyone who tells you differently is wrong or is trying to spare your feelings for some reason. I’m such a straight shooter and can run over people’s feelings sometimes. I’m brutally honest, to a fault, so I’m telling you like it is! But that’s why you read my blog, right?
So the next time you’re trying to get organized, first start with paring down your stuff. Keep only what you need, like or are using. The rest? Let go of it. Otherwise, nothing will ever change.
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