Organizing is so freeing!
There have been many times in my life that I have not been very organized.
When I have had babies, I let some areas go at times and find them terribly unorganized later when the new baby syndrome has wore off.
I have been hurt and had to have surgery on my neck and really let the house go. I couldn’t do much as far as house work without being in pain, so I did what I had to which wasn’t much.
I have just had times where I was lazy. Yes, I have had those times that I have just been plain out lazy. I would get tired of all the cleaning and organizing and just stop. Well, I wouldn’t just stop cleaning of course or my house would be unbearable. I would just not do what I should be doing.
I recently went through a period that I was not very organized. We have had our 5th baby and we only have a 5 bedroom house. So, we were going to let the two littles share a room for now. This would be perfectly fine even though they are opposite sex. We have teenagers and by the time the littles did not want to share a room one of the older children would be at college so it would be just fine. Grace the 5th baby has been in our room in her basinet since her birth (6 months ;)) which works out great since we are breastfeeding and I am up during the night multiple times with her. But, we decided to close in our loft area and make it a bedroom for baby Grace. It would give everyone their own bedroom and work out better. We talked to a few contractors and got quotes on the new room and we were set to get it started as soon as the contractor could fit it into his schedule.
During this time we moved Chandler our now 2 year old out of the crib and into a big boy bed. I knew we were going to put Grace in it soon, so I just took it apart and put it in our master bedroom in pieces. It wasn’t the prettiest thing to have in our room like that (in pieces) but we figured it wouldn’t be for long.
Well, that turned into being 2 or 3 months. During this time was Christmas which is a messy time anyway for me because we are buying and hiding many things. 🙂 So, for 2-3 months I started using the changing table part of the crib to pile things onto. It just seemed to be an eye sore. It got worse and worse.
When things look bad I tend to let them get way out of hand. I knew our room was just going to be a mess until we got the crib out so I let it go.
I have been in a real funk because when there is clutter and a mess it just makes me feel bad. I feel like the whole house is a mess.
The contractor came and started on the room and to say the least it was a mess. He was super good and I would highly recommend him but the in and out of him and tools and stuff was messy.
Well, today I was able to move the crib in Grace’s room!
I started by moving the crib and putting it together. Then I had to go to my room and go through all the things that were in there on the changing table and everywhere else.
I was shocked at how much trash (shopping bags, boxes and bags from Christmas, clothes, towels, and other odds and ends) that had been thrown on there. I feel terrible for letting it get that bad.
But, I have to say it was so freeing to declutter and organize my room. 😉
Organizing is so freeing when you get it finished.
During the entire process I began to feel so good. So accomplished!
If you have been letting an area in your house get cluttered and out of hand I suggest you get up and get to work. Get in there and you will feel so much better.
Steps for Organizing
1- Set a goal and make a plan
3-Make a spot (bag, box, tote) for your things. Trash, donate, keep and determine what is going where.
4- Designate areas in your space for the future. (paper, toiletries, sports, gardening, tools etc. Depending on what room it is.)
5- Get everyone in the house/family to pitch in and keep it this way.
6- Enjoy the process and the feeling of success, accomplishment, proudness, and just happiness of getting it done.
I just love the feeling of cleaning and organizing an area and then standing back and looking at it.
It is just so freeing to not feel burdened by the clutter. Not having it weigh on you everyday.
Organizing is so freeing!