Organizing- The Ultimate Psychological Cleanse.


I need to recalculate the frequency of my organizational efforts at home. At the moment,   I would classify these events as major, infrequent, almost seasonal undertakings- like laying fresh mulch or cleaning the gutters.

In reality, organizing should be more like getting my roots colored.. not an every day occurrence, but certainly not an annual event like Christmas.

I hit the bathroom drawers and closet yesterday; the sheer number of expired and duplicate products made me SO annoyed!

And maybe that’s why I always put it off..

Organizing, while hugely rewarding when completed, is a uniquely self-revealing and uncomfortable process – an inescapable confession of our excesses and if we allow it, a confrontation with, and hopefully exorcism of, our worst habits and tendencies.







9 Comments Add yours

  1. LA says:

    I am going through one small thing a day…yesterday I emptied three drawers, and re-evaluated what was in them and if it was the best use of space. Took me a half hour in total but was totally worth it. I find small chunks the best way for me, I know others like to do it all at once

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    1. Cindy says:

      Small chunks, more frequently..I agree that’s the way to why (oh why!) don’t I do that?? 😩

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      1. LA says:

        Try it….I know it works for me because I don’t feel overwhelmed.

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      2. Cindy says:

        I will – I’ll hit my nightstand today..sounds silly, but it’s crammed..😬

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  2. I highly recommend reading or paging through: Real Life Organizing: Clean and Clutter Free in 15 Minutes a Day by Cassandra Aarssen
    It’s great and helps break down organizing by clutter type and gives you steps to make organizing and cleaning more of a daily routine. I rented it from the library but I believe it’s also available at Barnes and Noble

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    1. Cindy says:

      Thank-you! 😃


  3. I LOVE cleaning out drawers and reorganizing, haha. I even change them around at times. One biggee years ago was the silverware drawer. Whew, took us a long time before we got that right 😉 #itworksthebrain

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    1. Cindy says:

      I’m absolutely putting off my closet..that will be the real big one for me.

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      1. They key is doing it when you’re in the mood to do it. For me, I am so much more effective that way. If I try to do it when my heart isn’t in it or I have other things to do it will look neat, but I won’t end up getting rid of things.

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