I’m going to get personal for a minute (well not to personal) so just stay with me. As I was talking to my Doctor last week we were discussing my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). And, if you could see my home right now you would completely understand how out of control I feel and my anxiety and panic attacks are at an all time high. During my conversation with my Doctor I was hit with how I can deal with this a little better and I’m going to use my blog and all of you to help me out and help yourself along the way.
I told him that I’m renaming my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder to an Overwhelmed Chaotic & Disorganized (disorder).
I have always felt I was an organized person and everything has a place. The girls at work think it’s funny to put something out of place and see how long it takes me to notice. Answer: Not Long!
If they could only see how I was losing control at home, it’s a disaster and I’m a disaster.
Have you ever felt you had so many things to do, put away, and sort through? All those piles are overwhelming. I would call them my “disorganized organized chaos”. And, I won’t even talk about what my new car looks like. But, that I have an excuse for, I feel like I’ve been living in it for months.
I became obsessed at a young age with being organized and things being in a certain place. I would look through books and magazines just to find the perfect bedroom. Then as I got older that obsession just got bigger with the internet. Now I was looking for tips, techniques, organizers and all the beautiful ways to have that perfectly organized home.
I went on a roll and cleaned, organized and put things in their beautiful places.
Then there went one day, then two days, and a week would go by and I would lose control again. I would get overwhelmed and my organized world would slowly fall apart.
It didn’t matter what I read or how many lists I would follow to organize or clean your home. To me those were just masking the underlying problem. I just have too much crap and this is why I’m so disorganized in the first place.
Being organized is a lifestyle not a choice. This is why I’m starting this series on “Living a Life with Less”. No, we are not going to organize our home in 30 days. We are not cleaning a room a week or doing any 52 weeks to an organized home challenge. As a matter of fact we are not going to do a challenge at all.
This is not about challenging yourself this is about changing your way of living. If you live a life with less you will live a happier life.
You have to be the one who wants to change and create an environment that will reflect who you are. You have to learn to embrace the things that work for you and let go of the things that don’t. I will be sharing new ways to free yourself from an overwhelmed cluttered home.
The first thing we are going to tackle this week are your jeans, pants, slacks, and capris. Why? because honestly….
Apparently, I think I do!
Here are some things I want you to do and think about when you are organizing and purging all them pants.
GET A BOX OR CONTAINER
- Have you lost weight and they are too big. (Give them away someone could use some pants)
- Have you gained weight and are thinking you are going to fit in them again. (Wrong way to think. If you lose weight treat yourself to some new pants. There is someone that could use those pants you are holding on to.)
- Try them on and do you “LOVE THEM”? (If not in that box they go)
- When you are done, close that box and put it in your car. Give them to a church, goodwill or if you know someone that may know someone that could use them. Just get rid of that box and don’t look back.
For the fun of it count them before you start and then let me know how many you have left. I can’t wait to here how you all made out.
Just think how good you will feel knowing you just started to simplify your life. I will see you back here next week.
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