The Simple (& Slightly Painful) Truth About Getting Organized

If you really want to get organized, create order in your home and simplify your life, then listen up. I have something to share with you- it’s unsolicited, unadulterated, my opinion may probably will offend you, kind of advice.


It’s time to stop hemming and hawing about it. You. Can. Do. This.

If you really want to, that is. Saying it’s a priority or that it is something you want isn’t going to cut it. Talk is cheap. You’ve got to back it up by taking action and making it a priority over other activities in your life. It requires commitment and effort on your part and it can be uncomfortable at times. The truth of the matter is that you cannot be everything to everyone anyway. Yeah, you know that whole “do it all, have it all and achieve it all” notion? It’s an illusion that is hazardous to your health and well-being and it’s eating away at your chance of happiness everyday. {Tweet It}

Isn’t trying to maintain that extremely uncomfortable? Isn’t missing a deadline (over and over), being late, searching for what you need all the time a lot of work? Isn’t the clutter and disarray causing more frustration and work for you? Possibly even stressing your relationships? I believe that it requires considerably less effort to make the necessary changes for living organized and the returns on your investment are PRICELESS!

No, it isn’t all rainbows and unicorns…or pretty bins and color-coded labels. I tell you this because I’m a realist. I like to know what I’m getting into. When I have a realistic view about a situation I am much more likely to handle it better and come out the other side successfully.

What you need to do:

Make some (or a lot of) decisions.
Say no to some things.
Let go of the past…and perfection.
Learn new habits and behaviors.
Learn how to set limits for yourself, family members and well-meaning loved ones.

What you get in return:

Life will be more calm
You will be able to find what you need when you need it without stressing about it
Your household will run more smoothly
You’ll spend less time on your relationships with your stuff and more time doing what you love with whom you love.
You will be in the drivers seat of your day
You’ll feel motivated and confident, capable and abundant
You will be able to slow down and connect with your loved ones on a deeper level


Now, I’m not saying that you should automatically know what to do and possess all of the skills necessary to get started but I believe with every inch of my being that you are capable of doing it. I leave you with this: Living organized boils down to decisions and doing, not thinking and planning. The steps themselves are simple but it’s hard to do them consistently.

Ciao for now!



Disclaimer: This message is not intended for those who are suffering from ADHD, Hoarding or Chronic/Mental Disorders. If you believe this is the case for yourself or your loved one, this site is not intended for you and there are resources available. The Institute for Challenging Disorganization is a great place to start.

3 Responses to The Simple (& Slightly Painful) Truth About Getting Organized

  1. That whole “letting go” thing … that’s the tough part. Whether it’s shoes or behavior, changing is hard.

    But, it can be done. Thanks for the “it-isn’t-all-rainbows-and-unicorns-or-pretty-bins-and-color-coded-labels” reminder. =)

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