Organizing and decluttering are two various things.
Whereas “getting organized” is on everybody’s To Do Checklist, it typically will get pushed to the underside. Once I have a look at an area that’s overflowing with who-knows-what, I get overwhelmed.
Organizing is problem-solving. Decluttering is decision-making. Every is daunting. Collectively they are often an excessive amount of.
If my objective is to manage, I head to the shop for tubs and dividers and baskets. I dream about all my stuff staying neat and orderly for the remainder of my existence.
However by the point I get dwelling from the shop, I’m drained. And somebody wants assist with homework and everybody wants to eat dinner. So I shove the hampers and packing containers someplace and depart them for one more time.
And my house is much more cluttered than earlier than.
Don’t get me improper. Baskets are fantastic and Organized Folks use them. However separating organizing and decluttering into two separate duties affords freedom.
Freedom to deal with eliminating what I can’t deal with. Freedom to not have to remedy issues.
Freedom to not stress over discovering an association that will probably be a sustainable answer for my household for the remainder of our lives.
Aaaaaahhhh. Permission granted to JUST DECLUTTER.
The fantastic thing about separating these two duties is that merely decluttering makes an area really feel comparatively organized. Eradicating the pointless stuff provides residing area to the stuff you do want. Actually. It’s wonderful.
I speak extra about NOT getting organized on this podcast.