You've collected the ideas on Pinterest. You've purchased containers. You long for an organized home. But you're lacking one thing: motivation. Where does it come from and how do you get it? Well, there are lots of tips and tricks out there on how to get motivated but here are three easy things you can do to help you get going toward your dream organized home.
Think about why you want to organize. Is it to declutter your home so that you feel less overwhelmed? Is it to save time and money? Is it because your children struggle to find toys to play with and can't find a clear space to do homework? There are a lot of reasons why you might want to get organized. You have to get clear on your why first, in order to get motivated. Organizing is a part of self-care. Outer-order brings inner-calm.
Envision your home being organized. This can be a tricky one for some people especially if they've always lived in a cluttered home. Use your imagination and start to clear the space, item by item, one thing at a time. Imagine how it will feel to no longer have clutter. Imagine clear floors, tidy counters, and a made bed. Imagine every detail of your favorite room in your house. You can do this by sitting in a seated position with your feet pressed to the floor, sitting upright with your eyes closed. If you meditate sit in the position you typically meditate in. Breathe deep and slow, in and out, seeing the finished and organized space in your mind. Feel the difference in how the room feels. Now shift your mind to the fact that you can make this a reality. You can and will achieve an organized home. Nothing is stopping you from it and you can tackle it one item at a time, room by room until your home is complete.
Decide which room or closet you're going to start with. The desire to do everything all at once is real, so breaking down your home into smaller more manageable pieces is the best way to go. Think about the space that is causing you the most stress on a day-to-day basis or that you're the least likely to tackle. Whichever room comes to mind first that is where you should begin. If you can conquer this room the rest of your house will fall into place like dominos. Once you've decided which room or closet you're going to start with, get started now. If you're unable to start now due to an appointment or other obligation, block off time on your calendar for when you're going to organize that room and stick to it as if it was a doctor's appointment or something you wouldn't miss if scheduled on your calendar. This will help you schedule around this time and will ensure you have the time to get your first space organized.
By figuring out your why, envisioning the space, and making that first decision of where to begin, you're going to feel motivated to start! Dig deep and find the strength and energy to begin, I know you can do it! You're just three easy steps away from getting started. Motivation can be fleeting so strike while the iron is hot! Get moving and tackle that space. Still struggling to find motivation? Give us a call and schedule an appointment with us, we'll keep you focused and will motivate you to get it done.
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