Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Not Waiting On Pretty
Have you ever wanted to organize something so badly but you didn't have the right container? Or the cute basket? Or even a few matching baskets? Does it put your organizing on hold? For me, it can be paralyzing. I will put off the project completely until I have the supplies that I want to get the job done. I mean, can I really have an organized pantry unless I have matching baskets??
I'm letting that paralasys go.
I've put off far too many organizing projects around my home because if it wasn't going to be "perfect" then I just didn't want to even attempt it. Oh sure, I'll line up my canned goods or neatly stack my magazines, but what I really want is for it too look perfect. I have visions of walking through the Container Store with an unlimited budget to satisfy my organizational needs.
But I'm letting that dream go. Let's face it, ain't gonna happen.
So the thing is this. I'm going around my home and I'm going to organize. My containers may not be cute. My baskets may not match. But I'm going to get it organized. You see, often times when we get that "let's get it organized" bug, we rush to the nearest Target and load up on baskets and bins to take care of our clutter problem. Only to come home, stuff that junk in the bins and tuck it all away. We may not have purged properly. Or grouped like items together. Or catagorized. We may not even have bought enough containers in the first place because we have yet to organize the mess. Or maybe we bought too many and that requires a trip back to the store, hauling those bins out of your car, into the store, waiting in line to do said return - ugh, it's exhausting just to think about!
I started my organizing today.
Today I said "no more".
Is it fantastic looking? No. Is it my dream organization? No. Do I wish that all of the junk was behind closed doors? Yes. But it's done. And organized.
And I'm one step closer to gaining my home back.
I will not let my space rule me. I will rule my space.
So what organizing projects have you put off lately?