I called a very good friend of mine about a week ago, and she said to me my timing was perfect. She had been thinking about me because she was cleaning out her bedroom closet. She had been doing this for several hours and decided to take a break to chat and catch up with me.
What my friend was doing was everything I do with my clients. She went through all her clothes, shoes, and other accessories and decided what to keep, what to discard, and what to donate. At the time we talked, she already had 2 bags of items ready to be donated. She put like with like and even took it a step further by vacuuming the bottom of her closet. Isn’t it amazing the dust that can collect? She decided to buy plastic bins (clear, so she could see through them) and store what was in the bottom of her closet in them.
As my friend said to me, she felt so good about 1) getting rid of things she no longer wanted or needed and 2) tackling and finishing a project she had wanted to do for a while. Scheduling time to organize is very important. It doesn’t matter how much time you schedule, not does it matter how long it takes to finish a project. There are times when you can finish within a day, but if you can’t, you can always continue on another day. The fact that you scheduled the time shows a sense of commitment. Think how great you will feel when you’ve accomplished your organizing goal(s). The other benefit is someone else will be able to enjoy what you’ve donated.
BB’s Clutter Solutions is located in Cherry Hill, NJ and serves New Jersey (north and south), Philadelphia and its Pennsylvania suburbs, and New York City. Contact information: www.bb-clutter-solutions.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 856-912-0077.