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  • Writer's pictureKemart Grey

The Changed Mindset

Hello and welcome back! In our first blog post, we discussed daily tasks that help us stay organized. These tasks include making the bed, dealing with mail immediately, doing the dishes, putting things back in their place, and taking out the trash at the end of the day. Although they may seem mundane, they can significantly contribute to maintaining an organized environment. Wayne W. Dyer's quote, "If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change," suggests a change in perspective. Instead of viewing these tasks as chores, considering them as steps towards a more organized life can make them feel less burdensome and more rewarding.

It's not just about completing a task, but rather changing your mindset when it comes to getting and staying organized. My wife and I had to continually shift our perspective on organizing whenever things got challenging. With three kids, a business, part-time jobs, and a marriage to balance, we always had to find ways to stay motivated.

In this post, we would like to discuss what makes it easy to carry out the small task we mentioned earlier. One of the things that has helped us is having only the necessary items in a space or room. Although we are not minimalists, we have realized that less is better for us. We have gone from having a bedroom full of furniture, including a bed, dresser, wardrobe armoire, two nightstands, two chairs, and a Hufflepuff of pillows, to simply having a bed with wall-mounted nightstands, two chairs, and a simulated fireplace.

We want to clarify that we do not have any negative feelings towards any piece of furniture. If a particular furniture item works for you and you need it, feel free to use it. However, as we began our journey of professional organizing, we started to see things differently. With a changed mindset, we found it easier to let go of things that we no longer needed. For instance, the dresser had become an excuse for us to avoid folding our clothes. We simply shoved them in and pushed the drawer closed, out of sight and out of mind. Similarly, the nightstands were turning into a catch-all space, and the bigger the surface, the more things they caught. We also realized that the wardrobe wasn't leading to Narnia, so it was practically useless. Lastly, we lost interest in keeping the pillows after struggling to store them at bedtime."

So, here's why you have been reading thus far!!

Some of the reasons why our space now works better for us.

  1. We keep our clothes in the closet by season. Other seasons are stored in labeled bins in the garage.

Clothes stored by season

2. We store some clothing in bins and baskets.

3. We hang the rest of our items with uniform hangers because It just looks more aesthetically pleasing.

4. We store our footwear appropriately, keeping our nicer in the closet. The rest are kept neatly on a shoe rack in the garage near the door. Here’s why! 98% of the time we leave or enter through our garage.

Don't forget to check back next week for more tips and tricks from Essence of Organizing.

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