When coming into a new year, it is all too common to reflect on prior years. It’s time to take a step back and realize what you have learned from past failures and successes and how you want to move forward. As we’re inching into the middle of January, it is time to decide on new things you want to achieve. There are many different routes you can take when deciding on what to focus your goals on. In particular, one way that would benefit you all across the board is getting organized.
One of the biggest phenomenons in the world of organizing is the KonMari solution of tidying with Marie Kondo. In summary, she teaches her clients to tidy up their entire life with her specific process that changes your mindset and life forever. There are many reasons why you should stop and get organized to allow you to see your goals clearly and flourish in the typical day-to-day.
Declutter + Organize
Start by decluttering all of your belongings. Go through everything you own, and discard or donate what doesn’t serve you anymore. After you have eliminated unnecessary items, it’s time to organize what’s left. Before you begin, ensure you have a sufficient amount of storage and drawer organizers for this endeavor. The goal here is to carefully put everything away so that it has a designated home. From clothes, books, kitchen utensils, tools, and more, everything should live somewhere. A typical problem that individuals face is buying something that they already owned, all because it couldn’t be found when needed. By getting organized and creating a set place for everything, you know where it all is.
There are several reasons why you should live a decluttered life. When belongings are tidy, life around you will be more comfortable. For example, when going to sit down at the kitchen table to pay bills, there are documents all over the area. Instead of doing the task at hand, you may focus on the wrong job or even begin to feel negative emotions from the overwhelming clutter. Through tidying, you eliminate the day-to-day tidying that gets in the way of life around you. There are heaps of physical and mental benefits of organizing, some of the key advantages include:
- You’ll have more time, which allows you to be flexible and do activities and reach goals.
- It will relieve stress by living in a continuously clean and tidy space.
- You will feel more energized and even happier when eliminating disarray surrounding you every day.
Once organized, it is easy to maintain this lifestyle because you have created a specific place for everything. When individuals fail to make a home for items, they are returned to the wrong place, causing things to be lost and forgotten. To maintain an organized life, you must put things away after you use them. This is a common mistake that people make. For instance, leaving clean clothes in a laundry basket on the floor or keeping shoes by the home’s entrance. Each day, be sure to clean up after yourself and return belongings to their designated area after using them. When you fail to put things away, clutter will eventually come back into your life.
Make your life easier in 2020 by decluttering what you don’t need and find a home for the rest. Always put items back where they belong to ensure a happy and healthy lifestyle for the rest of your life!
Bonus tip: save the tops of shoeboxes for organizing drawers!
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