Over the last two years, we have had the chance to examine the essential things in our lives. Career goals, jobs, relationships, hobbies and how we spend our time are all up for review. We have realized that there are many things we don’t need. We may have even started a process of letting go of the things that no longer serve us or bring us joy. Our lives have changed significantly since March of 2020, and most of it was out of our control.
Think of all the things you have in your space that you have accumulated or have not used since March 2020. Consider for a moment the office clothes you don’t wear anymore because you are now working from home. What about the overstock of food and supplies you purchased early in the pandemic that you don’t have room for? How much extra space are these things taking up in your home? The process of organizing and editing items in our homes is a way to reassess what is important to us. The pandemic reminded us that we only need the things that serve us and truly make us happy.
A few things to think about while organizing your home post-pandemic:
• Does this make me happy and bring me joy often?
• Is this something I want to carry with me into the future?
• If I have not used it or worn it in the last 2 years, is there still a chance I will?
• Do I feel comfortable wearing this anymore?
• Do I need to have so many rolls of toilet paper and that many cans of baked beans?
If you answered no to any of these, it may be time to take control of the things in your home before they take control of you.
What can you do?
• Donate all that extra food to your local food bank.
• Process of elimination, go through everything you have, piece by piece, and ask those important questions listed above!
• Bring all your pre-pandemic clothes that you don’t think you’ll wear anymore to a shelter, or to a local donation place.
• If you feel overwhelmed, start small and one room at a time, one closet at a time or you can set a timer for 15 minutes and see what you can get done.
The team at Organize That is here to support you during this process. Have questions on how to start? Reach out today and let’s talk!