I’m trying really hard to get organized and gain personal growth. Since the death of my father, I’ve realized I need control of things I can control and wash my hands and mind of things I cannot.
It has been a real challenge. I figured I would start with the easy stuff and get more organized at home and de-clutter. Come to find out, this isn’t as easy as I thought.
First, let’s just say it is truly hard to just get rid of stuff I have that I know I will never use because I haven’t thought of it in who knows how long. But it is too nice to just toss and too nice to let go of. So there is that struggle. Then there is the reality of, should I donate or have a garage sale and make some extra cash? Let me tell you where this going. The thought of haggling with strangers on my property over used items is not worth the effort or the dollar for me. And I’m lazy. So I have decided to donate.
I must admit, as much as I hate taking the time going through stuff in cabinets, it sure feels good once the clutter is gone. Last night I went through old papers and had a shredding party. My pug loves when I have shredding parties! She likes to stand between me and the shredder….I don’t know, I don’t ask. My husband said he didn’t like the shredding party because the music sucked. Uninvited.
Two hours hadn’t even past, and I was ready to quit. It’s exhausting being organized. It’s so much easier and less tiring to read about how to get organized on Pinterest than it is to just do it. But I’m doing it. I don’t have that much crap, I just despise doing it….cursing at myself for hanging on to this stuff for years.
Needless to say, if you want a good high, organize and de-clutter your home. It honestly feels good! And once your done, cleaning is much easier because there is not a constant shift of stuff that never gets used. And the personal growth part is it provides me with a good feeling, duh…but the good feeling moves into more time to enjoy other things, like actually realizing I have other usable things I have found, like art supplies, once the clutter was gone. And art is enjoyable for me, therefore makes me happy, therefore personal growth.
That’s my tip for the day.