There is no better time than today to change things. You can start easily by making room in your life for new systems and tools that you implement right away. By adopting a winning mindset, you stop making excuses for disorganization and start to tackle the clutter inside your home right away.
If you need help getting started, the following tips will be of use to you:
- Know that you control the clutter. The clutter doesn’t control you. It may feel overwhelming when you first try to tackle clutter. You may simply have too much in your home to sort through. Know, however, that you are completely capable of taking care of the clutter. You’re the one who brought it into the home and now you’re the one who can get it organized. Request the help of your family and friends if necessary but start with one room, empty it, and put things back into it in an orderly fashion.
- Stop spending money on unnecessary purchases. While you’re decluttering, make sure to eliminate impulsive purchasing. Do not buy anything you don’t need until after you’ve emptied your home, donated things you no longer use and accounted for the things you already own. That way, once you do have things in order, you won’t be creating additional chaos by adding more items to sort through.
- See organizational systems as a way to provide freedom for you and your family. Although it takes time to set systems up initially, once you’re organized, you and your family will experience free time as well as free up your finances. You won’t search for things you’ve misplaced or be forced to replace lost or broken items.
Once you’ve made the decision to tackle organizational issues, you’ll find life becomes easier with every system you adopt. You’ll no longer place things haphazardly around your home. Instead, you think carefully about what you’re doing and how the clutter affects you physically and emotionally.