Overcoming hurtles through Organization

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How to overcome any hurtle or struggle through Organization.

Hello there,

Have you ever felt overwhelmed with clutter but can’t seem to overcome the hurtles to get the job done? Could it be your current mindset that is holding you back? Or possibly a physical limitation? Well don’t you worry today I will be sharing different ways to organize that can be modified to fit your needs.

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I would like to share with you a personal story of how recently I found myself struggling with limitations and hurtles I had to learn to overcome. Earlier this summer I was in an accident which resulted in a broken arm and injuries to my face. The worst part of it all was that I broke my dominant arm. This summer has been filled with a lot of frustration but also a lot of learning. I quickly learned how weak my left arm is and how difficult even brushing your teeth can be using your opposite hand. When it came to organizing and working with my clients after the accident I felt useless. I could barely carry things or pick up items without cringing in pain. Rather then let myself feel frustrated or sorry for myself I decided to start finding ways to work through these obstacles.


Take a deep breath..

The first thing I had to remember was to stop and take a deep breath. Nothing was going to be accomplished in stress mode trying to move a mile a minute. Here are some great ways to slow down and create a clear mind before you execute your decluttering.

  • Create a list of areas you would like to declutter or reorganize.

  • Create a desired layout for each space.

  • Create a timeline of completion.

  • Begin organizing one space at a time.

  • Finish one area before moving on to next space.


Follow these 3 Steps to Decluttering:

When beginning the decluttering process you want to form 3 separate sorting sections. The 3 sections are Keep, Donate, Trash. Here is how they work:

  1. Keep: The keep pile is for any of those items that you use on a regular basis, family heirloom, or that still has purpose.

  2. Donate: This pile is for any of those items that are still in good condition that no longer serve you. For example: Clothing is one of the most common items to be donated as many of us know our bodies are always changing so we are constantly changing our wardrobe and style. Once we grow out of a style or size we can donate them to charity, goodwill, or shelters for others to benefit from.

  3. Trash: Now this is the easiest pile to sort. This pile contains any items that are worn out, no longer work, missing pieces and so on. Make sure to follow the restrictions for your local trash pick up.


Don’t be afraid to ask for help..

Decluttering and Organizing a home can be a very overwhelming task for one person. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from friends, family or even an organizing professional. When looking for an organizing professional it is important to look for Professional Organizers in your local area, finding a professional that specializes in the area you are looking to declutter, and the benefits of their services. A great outlet to search for Professional Organizers is N.A.P.O. NAPO is the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals.

So moral of the story. There are always opportunities to overcome your obstacles with organization and decluttering, you just have to look for them.


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