I don't mind small messes, but when they start to add up it overwhelms me. I feel down and blue, and as though I have approximately 1,000 things to do. When really, all I have are about 5 things to do.
Clutter weighs me down, and apparently it does for others as well.
Do Just One Thing
If I can just do ONE thing, I realize how good it feels. The ball starts rolling and I happily go through all my organization points while feeling great. This might be just me, but I know if I choose one thing on the list below I feel accomplished and get a burst of energy to do more.
These are my usual problem areas:
- Mail pile - I like to go through our bills, write a check, stamp the envelope and then write a date in the corner so I'll know when to drop it in the outgoing mailbox. I gave up filing a long time ago, I have one nice looking box that everything goes in. It's working for now.*
- Refrigerator - If I don't keep up...ew.
- Clean clothes - My husband does most of the laundry, but I'm usually on duty to put it away.
- My purse. I usually find something surprising...like a slice of cheese in a baggie. Again...ew.
- Any flat surface - Elevated and flat surfaces are a magnet for disorganization. Kitchen counters, tables, desks, dressers.
We don't have a garage, or junk drawer. So those are two less projects I have to think about.
How about you? Do you use decluttering and organization as a mood booster?