"Everything has its place." That is what my mother taught me and I inherited that gene which is the foundation
of my passion for organizing. Some people may not have had the same experience. However, organizational skills are
attainable. It starts within, and it may require a mind shift. We empower the thoughts we agree with, and those
thoughts lead to behaviors. If you continually think you are disorganized, you will be. If you shift your mind, you can
become the organized person you want to be.
There are many ways to become organized: hire an organizer, find books by organizers, connect with organizers
online, and watch Facebook and YouTube videos. One tip you will hear most is to start small. Start by organizing one
drawer at a time then move to the next one. Then move to the closet, floor, and desk. Working smaller sections makes
the entire task not seem so daunting. Before you know it, you have one room completely organized.
When I de-clutter, I ask myself these questions. Does this item match the image I want to convey? What is the
worst that would happen if I let go of this? Would I replace this if it were missing? Can I find this information or item
somewhere else? Does this help me reach my goals? To avoid attaining clutter, I count the cost before every purchase.
How many hours will I have to work to pay for it and where will I store it? Finally, I ask myself, Do I really need it or do I
just want it?
Organization benefits your finances, time, and life. You save money by only buying what you need. As I work
with my clients, they see duplicate items. The item didn’t have a "place" so the client forgot they had it and; therefore,
they bought it again. Also, time is precious; no one wants to spend it searching for lost items. Dave Ramsey says if you
don't name your money, you will spend it "somewhere." I have a similar philosophy for space and possessions. If you
don't have a place for possessions, they will end up "everywhere," and when you need something, you will not be able
to find it. Finally, we all need a simpler life. Our world is chaotic, stressful, and busy. Our home should feel safe and be
a place of peace and rest. You can have that by having an organized home with everything in its place.