Thursday, February 23, 2012

One Simple Thing-Size Matters

One of the biggest impediments
to folks getting organized is taking that first step.
Especially if you've been in your home for a while,
it's amazing how much accumulates.
Oftentimes, until one is forced to deal with it,
say getting ready for a move,
the sheer volume of possessions isn't realized.
Ya know what?

Just start small.

One drawer in the kitchen.

One cabinet.

One shelf in a bookcase.
I had been putting off organizing these shelves.
Not that they were a mess,
just couldn't get motivated.

So, after purging any books we didn't absolutely need to keep,
I took one shelf per week and got it done.

My final project for this bookcase
is to house all of our appliance manuals in binders
and make 'em look pretty.

(Look for a future post on this...)
Even though it's taken me a few weeks to get it done,
the important thing is that I did it at my own pace
and, in keeping with my new year's promise
to focus on intentional simplicity,

It doesn't have to be done all at once.
If there is an overwhelming feeling of impossibility
in completing the task,
break it up.

Do a room in sections or
a piece of furniture one drawer at a time.
With each successful exercise,
it becomes more motivating to complete other areas.
Just take that first step...

One Simple Thing

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