Can you believe it!? The longest year in history is finally coming to an end. Praise!! 2020, we are not sorry to see you go!
I love to spend time in reflection. I strive to constantly improve and develop a better version of myself. I want to be the best mom, wife, organizer, and business owner, and reaching those goals takes work. It also is a direct result of my perfectionist personality. If you’re going to be something, why not strive to be the best!? Haha! 🤦♀️
Here are some of my thoughts on this past year, as well as some easy organizing goals to embrace in 2021.
- We don’t know what we have until it’s gone. Isn’t that the truth? We are so blessed in so many ways, and I am forever grateful for that knowledge. We have our health, our family, a roof over our heads, and Amazon Prime. #blessed! I’m joking, but truly this year has been a huge lesson in gratitude. Never lose sight of what you’ve been given. Life is truly a gift.
- You can do anything but you cannot do everything. I am able to do what I do because I have support. Lots of it. My husband, for one, is my entire world. I do not know how I would be able to do everything without his support and encouragement. This year, as I continue to grow my team, I am immensely in awe of them. It’s really crazy how much growth is possible when you allow yourself to think bigger and put your trust in people.
- Self-care is vital for your health. This is something I continue to work on, but I have learned that I HAVE to build in time for breaks. I need to remember how I recharge and why it’s necessary to avoid burnout.
Although these insights are specific to my year, I would bet that some or all of them resonate with you as well. 2020 has been a unique experience, and we have all grown together. I cannot stress this enough: Lean on each other. Love one another. Life is too short to be divided.
After spending time in reflection, it’s time to look forward. Do you have goals for this year?
If your goal for 2021 is to get organized, here are some tips from a pro:
- Set a timer and have a weekly goal. In my experience, most people are successful with setting a specific amount of time to organize weekly. Even if your goal is to organize for 30 minutes a week, it adds up. In fact, it adds up to 26 hours of organizing in a year. Set a timer and pick a space. Allow yourself to weed out what you don’t want or need anymore. The end result doesn’t need to be perfect, and the removal of unused items will be freeing!
- Purge 21 items. I recently read a wonderful book about organizing (never stop learning 🥰): “Real Life Organizing: Clean and Clutter-Free in 15 Minutes a Day” One of my favorite takeaways was her suggestion to purge with a goal of 21 items. The time limit is set by you, and whether you purge daily, weekly or monthly, you search your house to find 21 items to donate/sell/trash. I think this is genius! Giving yourself small goals can do wonders for your home. It breaks down the large job of reducing possessions into smaller, more manageable, tasks. This method can also be effective in homes with minimal clutter.
- Start small and pick one space at a time. When tackling organization, start with smaller spaces. Begin with a drawer first, and then move to bigger items and locations. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. I offer personalized virtual consultations for only $50 a space! Based on a picture submitted by you, I will offer tips and provide links to products that would work for your space. Click here to book!
When selecting an organizing goal for your home, your process doesn’t need to be perfect. Remember, the most important goal is to start!
Thank you all for being part of my organizing journey. I hope you have a wonderful holiday and a fantastic 2021.