De-clutter and de-stress

When we are organized in all facets of our lives, we are more relaxed and this means less stressed.  Most of us put the de-cluttering and getting organized into the too hard basket with excuses like we don't have the time or the energy.

Now lets look at some questions we need to ask ourselves:

  • Is that the real reason for not tackling getting ourselves organized?
  • Is there another pay-off as to why we push our organizational tasks to the side?
  • Is there a deeper reason to our lack of effort other than being overcome?
  • Could it actually holding us back from getting things done, or perhaps even being recognized?

After you've done some soul searching and recognized why you are dragging your feet with de-cluttering. Tackle the facts that being organized can give you back your sanity, time, even health and it is a skill that can be learned.  There are 'de-clutter experts' out there making a fortune!

Here are some hacks to help you get your working bee hat on, and start thinking about how to improve your organizational prowess and feel better about yourself and life in general.

  1. Write it down and get the tasks you need to do out of your head - it leaves space for other things (don't get too ambitious though, nobody wants to have a million things on their to-do list).
  2. When you do write it down, or type in into your phone - make sure you keep it safe and all in the one place. (choose one tool and stick with it).
  3. If you can't do the task, or can't fit it in - then don't say yes to doing it (you may need to practice saying no!)
  4. Develop workarounds or fast-track with doing tasks...
Bill Gates is credited with this quote:  'I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job, because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.' 
I don't think they are lazy, I just think they are the most organized!

    I've done my research on de-cluttering and the easiest way to get organized.  The most common approach is; to have a place for everything, put things back immediately after using them and don't let it all get out of control.

    Having said that, if it's already out of control - sort rooms/tasks out separately and section off with similar items/themes being chunked together.  Have 3 separate piles, keep, throw and charity.  Take your time and don't worry about pleasing anyone but yourself - it's not a competition so don't compare yourself to others.

    We have a few items listed under this category which may help you in your organizational/de-cluttering journey - please enjoy!