June 28, 2011
As I mentioned in my “Measure First, Then Shop for the Tool” post, defined space is an important issue that needs addressing when you want to get, and stay, organized.
If you truly want to get decluttered and organized you need to think realistically. Unfortunately many people have the mind-set of, “I need a bigger place” because they have so much stuff. In today’s economy, it might not be feasible to buy a larger house. And let’s face it…if you don’t have enough room in your current house (because you didn’t identify the importance of the stuff you currently have, and get rid of what you don’t really need) what is to say that if you purchased a larger house that you wouldn’t just fill it up, too? Without establishing parameters about what is necessary to keep, people tend to keep far too much stuff.
Now, I’m not trying to tell you what you should keep. I’m simply discussing the issues that need addressing if you truly want to get organized.
Getting organized means taking stock of your current situation and making it work for you and your life.
Stay tuned, there will be more about Defining Spaces soon. In the meantime, have yourself one great day.
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