Part 2 of 2
To live a truly organized and orderly life, you have to change your thinking completely and want to make it happen. While categorizing keep asking yourself the questions regarding the ruthless purge.
It is helpful to make four categories for each room you purge. Things to:
- keep in this area, e.g. bedroom, kitchen, etc.
throw away, and put elsewhere, e.g. keepsake box, seasonal items, or things that belong in a different room. Then, take all these items in the area they belong to.
Set Strict Limits
You think nothing of a closet full of clothes. Holidays and birthdays are accompanied by piles of gifts rather than just one or two, while your kitchens and bathrooms are packed to the gills with gadgets, accessories, and products. In an era where everything is available and affordable, you have to be diligent about setting our own limits. For example, one way to do this in a bedroom closet is to limit clothing to what would fit on forty hangers, which is still a lot. For most women getting rid of that many clothes is a pretty drastic change. Also set some pretty strict limits when it comes to your kids and their toys. This means limiting Christmas and birthday gifts and, when necessary, swapping out something they no longer play with when they get something new.
Value Quality Over Quantity
People have become so accustomed to the steady flow of cheaply-made junk, that we forget quality really does matter. Being incredibly selective and then spending a little more to buy something that will stand the test of time is not only more frugal; it was the way things simply used to be. Most people’s standards lowered so much that they no longer think twice when a motor stops working after a year, or when your t-shirt gets a hole after just a few washings, or when another toy breaks after only being played with for a week. When you are in need of something new, commit actively to get well made quality materials. Take the time to read reviews or to find things made locally rather than overseas.
Choose long term value over short term savings.
In this day and age, it really does take a lot of purpose to live a little simpler life. It means going against the grain of today’s consumer-driven mentality in favour of an organized home, one free of excess stuff and allows you to breathe a little easier. I don’t know about you, but I think the promise of a clutter-free life is definitely worth the effort. Just look at the money you would save to enjoy things that really matters, e, g. experiencing new activities; what ever would enrich your life.
If you have any questions, please call marie Morrell at 613-936-6873 or email: [email protected] or visit: www.workeasysolutions.com