Why Organize?

Why Organize?

Did you spend any time today looking for something lost? Do you feel you never have time to sit down and relax? Does this sound familiar? Why Organize? Organizing is not going to bring about world peace. It’s just going to make your day run more smoothly and maybe save you a little money too. Organizing is taking what you have and using it in the most efficient manner. You should have things around you that you love and that serve a purpose.

It is said, that clutter is just unmade decisions. Start today to make some decisions about things that are getting in your way. Click To Tweet

Look around. Are there things you can see that are getting in your way and making it hard for you to function? Why not move them out of your way, way out of the way, like to the curb? Maybe without all that unnecessary clutter, you can find what you’ve been missing and perhaps sit down and put your feet up.

I have honored items in my home. Perhaps you do as well.  Is there clutter on your favorite piece of furniture?  Challenge yourself. Remove the clutter.

It has been said, “clutter is just an unmade decision”, so why not make some decisions about things that are getting in your way. You’ll be happy to live a more organized life.

 

 

Do you struggle with getting and staying organized?

Are you afraid to start an organizing project just to be overwhelmed or lose motivation in the middle, to be left with even more chaos? You are not alone. That’s the fear of most people who don’t have time to allot to a big organizing project.

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Janet Schiesl

Janet has been organizing since 2005. She is a Certified Professional Organizer and the owner of Basic Organization.

She loves using her background as a space planner to challenge her clients to look at their space differently. She leads the team in large projects and works one-on-one with clients to help the process move quickly and comfortably. Call her crazy, but she loves to work with paper, to purge what is not needed and to create filing systems that work for each individual client.

Janet is a Past Board Member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals and a Past President of the Washington DC Chapter of NAPO were she has been named Organizer of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

Janet Schiesl

Janet has been organizing since 2005. She is a Certified Professional Organizer and the owner of Basic Organization.

She loves using her background as a space planner to challenge her clients to look at their space differently. She leads the team in large projects and works one-on-one with clients to help the process move quickly and comfortably. Call her crazy, but she loves to work with paper, to purge what is not needed and to create filing systems that work for each individual client.

Janet is a Past Board Member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals and a Past President of the Washington DC Chapter of NAPO were she has been named Organizer of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

12 Comments

  1. Sabrina Quairoli on August 8, 2022 at 11:20 am

    Great reminder. We are creatures of habit and can easily get used to the mess around us. To awaken to the clutter, we need to see our home differently.

    We recently painted on the main floor, and I revisited all my paintings and artwork. We removed them and reassessed the ones we loved. I gave the other ones to family members that style coincided with those pieces of artwork. And they were so happy to get them. And best of all, I added less to my walls and only hung what we loved.

    • Janet Schiesl on August 9, 2022 at 6:20 am

      Projects like painting can be a good catalyst to change. You have to touch everything to move it out of the way for your project and just naturally you evaluate each item as to whether it’s necessary.

  2. Diane N Quintana on August 8, 2022 at 11:26 am

    I also honor the things I have in my home by keeping my honor as clutter free as possible. I freely admit that sometimes clutter collects. I also admit that I am human. So, when I have a pile lurking I deal with it – make the decisions – and it is gone.

    • Janet Schiesl on August 9, 2022 at 6:21 am

      Make those decisions Diane! I also try to keep clutter free. It’s not always possible, but I love when it is.

  3. Linda Samuels on August 8, 2022 at 12:11 pm

    Loving the animal photos, especially those pups at the top. They are adorable! But I digress. Clutter can be a big preventer of things- clarity of thoughts, clarity of space, overspending, and more. Working towards creating spaces that feature what you use and treasure is a great goal. When we face those postponed decisions fully, it’s amazing the positive things that can transpire. Fear and inertia can cause us to procrastinate. So taking those first few tiny steps (with guidance and support if needed) can make all the difference.

    • Janet Schiesl on August 9, 2022 at 6:24 am

      I often see “visual” inertia when visiting a client for the first time. They’ve woken up to their environment and want to make changes. I’m so glad that we get to help them make the decisions necessary to make a change in their space.

  4. Seana Turner on August 8, 2022 at 3:50 pm

    I’ve often thought I should write a post entitled, “Clutter Ruins Decorating.” Same thing as having clutter all over your favorite piece of furniture. You love that piece, and ideally you should be able to see it. But when it is buried, you aren’t getting to enjoy the piece’s full beauty.

    As Linda says, we often need some guidance and support. Nevertheless, removing clutter can change your life!

    • Janet Schiesl on August 9, 2022 at 6:25 am

      Yes! It is life-changing.
      You should write that blog post. I think it’s impossible to decorate with clutter.

  5. Marie-France Lamothe on August 9, 2022 at 5:24 am

    Decluttering and organizing seems to be never ending for me. But the more I declutter, the less there is to organize. With baby steps, I’m getting there, slowly but surely. Thank you for the reminder and for the encouragement to “make a decision” about all this “stuff” that surrounds me!

    • Janet Schiesl on August 9, 2022 at 6:27 am

      Oh I agree. The less you have the easier it is to organize. It takes a lot of decisions to be clutter-free, but it’s worth it.

  6. Julie Bestry on August 10, 2022 at 3:35 am

    I think Diane’s comment is key — we’re human beings. We know that clutter is excess and it stands in the way of what we want, but so much else that we want stands in the way of us making those key decisions. Less stuff, less clutter; less clutter, easier to achieve our goals. Piles prevent smiles.

    Cute puppies!

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