Project Organize. My quest to organize and declutter my entire home. I will share organizational tips and tricks with you to help you get organized, too!
Lately, my life has been feeling chaotic and out of control. Anyone else feeling this way? I am constantly scrambling to maintain order in my home and failing miserably in the process. I jump from project to project not really finishing anything.
My perfectionism/Type A personality keeps me from even starting some jobs at all. I find myself stressed out and it is even affecting my sleep. Add in the fact that I am prone to depression and deal with this as an underlying issue off and on, and it all equals a huge recipe for disaster.
What Does This Look Like In My Home?
A lot of yelling at the kids, feeling frustrated with myself and ill-content in almost all areas of my life. Trust me, I am being honest here, and it is not pretty.
Cluttered surfaces, rooms, and schedules have a direct influence on my depression and mood. The messier it gets, the more my depression gets worse. The worse my depression gets, the messier it gets because I am not doing even basic maintenance. It is a vicious cycle that can quickly spiral out of control. Not good.
It’s Not working
I am great at writing lists, creating routines and schedules, and organizing. Implementing them is where it seems to all breakdown. Part of this is a motivational issue and part of it is feeling so overwhelmed about where to start that I become frozen.
Do you need me to come to organize you? I would be able to do it with no problem.
My own stuff is filled with emotion and sentiment and value that somehow makes it all more than just stuff. I don’t want to feel stuck by feelings of – “But, I paid so much money for that,” “Someone dear to me gave us that,” or “I might need that someday.”
These are common hang-ups when it comes to decluttering, and I know I am not alone in these feelings. I am finally ready to only have things in my home that we truly use and love.
what Is Project Organize?
The only way to make progress is to start. Somewhere. Anywhere. Small baby steps lead to big changes.
I would love to snap my fingers and have my entire house spic and span and organized, but life doesn’t work that way. I know all too well it is an ongoing process. Enter project organize.
I plan to go through each area of my home and organize EVERYTHING. I don’t know how long it is going to take, but I plan to do a little bit every day. There is going to be a lot of selling things and donating.
I am going to push myself to use what I have without buying more containers, bins, and boxes. I will share pictures of the before, during, and after to share with you here on the blog and on Instagram stories.
My spaces may not be magazine-worthy. They may not be perfect (gasp!). But, hopefully, everyone in our family will be a little happier and more at peace. Perhaps with downsizing all of the things we have in this house, we will have more time for the truly important – each other.
So tell me, what is your favorite organizing tip or trick?
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