There are 4 main categories of reasons why people decide to get organized. In this episode, I walk you through the main reasons to help you find YOUR why.
Unpacking your why will help you stay motivated and keep your eye on the prize when you get stuck in the day-to-day of your organizing.
Which of these four reasons for getting organized resonates most with you?
- I got caught up in the hype of New Year’s resolution or the Marie Kondo Netflix series.
- I’m tired of feeling behind and reactionary.
- I’m looking for my home to be a restful haven.
- I want to break a family cycle of disorganization.
Every reason has its trouble spots to overcome. If you jumped in spontaneously, the beginning is fun and easy, but then you find an area that requires more thought or doesn’t fit the model, and you get stuck. Dig into another reason to continue organizing. If you’re reactionary, there will be a period of time in which you feel like you’re going backward. If you didn’t have a model of an organization growing up, it’s probably going to take a little longer to learn the skill of organization.
Be sure to take (and print) pictures of your progress too! It’s hard to see your progress when you’re so close to your home. Taking a step back and comparing before and after photos will help you see the progress.
I don’t want to see you give up! Figure out your why and hang onto it when you feel discouraged. What will getting organized allow you to do or be?