|And more importantly, less to think about.|
Help - I'm buried in a stuffalanche! My stuff is consuming me. What to do?
There are shelf-loads of books available to help get all your stuff organized. You can buy closet organizers, storage locker organizers, shoe organizers, make-up organizers, garage organizers, and on and on the list goes. So many that one could use an organizer organizer.
There are even experts, consultants, coaches, and therapists devoted entirely to helping people organize all their stuff. Hmm...
Let me take a crack at it. On a purely non-profit basis of course.
My system is called, "Don't Organize - Simplify!". It's a non-organizing organizing system, and it has two straightforward, easy-to-follow steps.
1) The easiest way to organize your stuff is to get rid of most of it. Let it go. As much as you can. Then, let go of more. Keep going until you start to feel free, fresh, and unburdened. That is a sign you are getting there! Go ahead, organize what is left. It should be easy.
2) Do not allow new stuff to take over your life ever again. Treat unnecessary stuff like the toxic waste that it is. Simplicity is the armour that protects you from mindlessness of consumer crap. Soon enough, you will lose interest in extra stuff altogether.
Contact me if you are tempted to buy something you don't need. I will talk you out of it. Congratulations, and continued success.
If you choose to organize, you will need to do it over again in a short while. And again. And again. And again. You get the picture. Your stuff takes over your life. You live for your stuff. And to get more stuff.
Stop! No more stuff.
Getting rid of the unnecessary allows one to decide what is truly necessary. It is the same whether we are talking about material clutter, or mental clutter.
Don't organize it - get rid of it. Simplify, simplify, simplify.
Go ahead. I know you want to.
Ahh, feels good, doesn't it?