Quick Tip: Look Forward Towards Your Goals
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOgB4aaZhZM Sunshines, I'm about to mix Mad Men and organizing. Since it was one of my favorite shows of all time and now it's over I just have to.
Oh who am I kidding...I don't need to have a reason to weave Mad Men into a good organizing tip.
And yes, now that the show is over I do need abandonment counseling. Thanks for asking.
In the above scene Don says, "My life moves in one direction. Forward."
What does this have to do with organizing and clutter?
Oh so often I hear people gripe about how they've already gotten rid of so much. Why do they have to get rid of even more?
Well, if your home isn't to the point you want it yet due to excess clutter then you still need to let go of more.
When faced with a large and daunting task of clutter, don't think about how much you've already let go of. That will only sap your motivation and energy making this task much more defeating than necessary. Instead, think forward to the goal you've set for your home. Think of what you want to do when you have the extra time and space because you're not focused on the clutter and cleaning. Then keep letting go of things until you hit your goal.
Side note: if you want to keep a running tally of how much you've sent out for tracking purposes then that's great. Just don't let it beat you down. Use that number as a motivator to never have that much clutter again.
How much you've let go of in the past doesn't matter. Only that you let go of everything you don't need, use, and love, so that you can reach your organizing goals.
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