How To Organize Your Life Without Feeling Overwhelmed

Clutter is not just the stuff all around you

Do you sometimes feel like you don’t know how to organize your life?

Most people look at their clutter, feel tired and overwhelmed, and then go back to ignoring it as the piles get larger and larger.

They think let’s ignore it because it has become unmanageable plus it’s an easier choice. As the piles grow, they feel more overwhelmed, more exhausted, more stressed. But for a variety of personal reasons, they choose to ignore it still.

Soon, they pay money to warehouse the clutter somewhere, toss it all without giving it any thought, or live with it because they’ve developed a hoarding situation. Hoarding is a clear case of not making decisions, because it’s too emotional, too hurtful, or you just don’t know where to start.

Most people give up before they begin because organizing their space feels and looks like such a huge job. The trick is to take the overwhelming feeling out of the process. We do that by focusing on taking one step (zone=area of home or office) at a time:

  • Pick a zone to start with, such as closets.
  • Select one item of clothing at a time and choose whether or not you still like, use and need the item in your hand. (I say to myself “have I used this is the past 6 months?)
  • Choose a Home to keep that item and place it there.
  • Repeat these steps with the next zone.

Figure out what’s important to you. Is it your health and well being, happiness, family, work, friends? Awesome! Knowing what’s most important to you is a valuable tool in helping you get and stay motivated to organize your life without feeling overwhelmed.

As always, if you require additional support and guidance, hire a professional you feel comfortable working with. You can contact Cheryl @ CCHC for a free 30 minute consultation to help you get started with your organizational journey.

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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Marie Kondo’s New York Times Best Selling Book: The life changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing ~ She now has her own series on Netflix, In a series of inspiring home makeovers, world-renowned tidying expert Marie Kondo helps clients clear out the clutter — and choose joy. I agree with about 75% of Marie’s method of tidying up, but I do not thank all my possessions that I use . . . does that make me ungrateful?

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How To Tell If It’s Wednesday . . .

The Boston Advertising Agency of this commercial was looking for authenticity – so they chose Mary Fiumara, the mother in the commercial, that lived on Prince Street in Boston and the little boy is Anthony Martignetti who also moved to Prince Street from Italy a few years before being chosen for this commercial. Mary was a second mom to everyone in the neighborhood, Anthony said in an article after Mary’s death at age 88 in 2016 – that she would ask him everyday “How you doin’ Anthony?” “can I buy you want an ice cream?” A real South Side of Boston Mom.

When planning a marketing campaign – sometimes the most simple and truest events in life become the best experiences for others to watch. In 1985 Prince Pasta Company tried to recapture that same experience – with failure! It has to be real – it has to be authentic, has to hit you in the heart – enough to share and talk about it. I believe it failed because it did not have the two people that shared a neighborhood, that have that care and concern for each other. My take away from studying this concept of marketing, don’t just look for all the pretty, the glamour, and the luxury of an image or a setup. Yes, it is beautiful to look at, but mix in – The Real – The True – The Simple that speaks to hearts and makes people want to share – just like they share all the cute puppy and baby sleeping images – that’s the real life.

Wednesdays have always been “Prince Spagetti Days” in our house growing up – what about yours?

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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