Perfect Pantry – Almost!
My Mom and I decided that since I managed to get my Dad’s workshop under control (see Organized Hoarder – for Real!), we would work on her pantry (see Organizing the Organized). Though neither needed a lot, the point is that they both needed some help. They are both highly organized people in all aspects of their lives, but even they benefited from having someone else (even their daughter) look at their projects with a different eye.
Even we organizers look for others to help us out. We are constantly learning from others and working to improve our businesses, client satisfaction, and yes, even our personal lives. But, it does not have to be a perfect solution. It just needs to be a solution for you!
I think people often look at an endeavor or project or need as an all or nothing. Either “I have to do it and do it just right” or “I need to find the time first”. We have all said these things and felt this stress. What we need to do is give ourselves a break and allow things to not be perfect, but perfect for us.
So start with something small. I often encourage people to just pick ONE drawer in ONE room and start with that. If you only clear out some trash, some papers, some re-arranging, that is more than you had done before and it is a start. When you next look in that drawer you will be reminded that you really can do it – and be happy with your efforts!
What are you going to do next? What can you do to clear the clutter from your home, office, life, mind, body? Go for it!!!