Visualize The Space To Organize
Step 1 in Organizing a Room is to Visualize what you want the Room to Look Like When Finished
You can use visualizing a practice in many areas of your life. When it comes to organizing, it can really be a useful tool. Having an end goal can make the process much easier and less stressful.
If you dive into a cluttered room without any kind of plan….it is hard to know what the outcome will be. If you go in with a plan of how you want this space to look when you are completed, it makes the process easier.
How does it make it easier? One big way is that when you are sorting through all the stuff in that room, when you come upon an item that you just don’t know what to do with… it can help if you have a plan. For instance – Let’s say you have this huge stuffed animal that your husband won for you at a fair 15 years ago. It is in the corner of the room, with clothes draped over the top. You haven’t even actually seen him for what seems like years – but when you finally uncover it…all those memories come flooding back. How happy you were that he spent all that money trying to win that for you, walking through that amusement park with people looking at you asking how you won that huge animal. Trying to figure out how to even fit it in your compact car… But – will this huge stuffed animal fit in your new space? That corner that it sits in is going to have a storage cubby unit that will house all your scrap booking paper. This is where the rubber meets the road. You realize that he won’t fit. Then of course you try to figure out if there is another place in the house for him. If there is and you really have the space…then keep him. But my suggestion would be to let someone else have some time to enjoy him too. Donate him – a nursery at church, preschool room etc… But be sure to take some good pictures of him first. Even take one of you and your now husband with him… then you will still have those memories.
When you have a plan in place – then it can make those hard decisions much easier. You go back to what you visualize and decide if that item fits into the plan you have for the space. If not…. get it out of that room.