I REALLY enjoy being organized! I’m not always as organized as I’d like to be, but I have come so far from where I used to be. I used to be more of a free spirit (as Dave Ramsey calls it) but now my hubby and I are Mr. and Mrs. Type A, for sure! 🙂
With a schedule in place, a written to-do list in my hand, and a place for everything, life runs so much smoother! I’m still not as organized as my hubby, but he’s working on me! Money Saving Mom has also taught me a lot in these areas over the past few years! Being organized means I can do more things that matter to me, I can do more for others, and I can be dependable to friends and family. I can put more meaningful things on my plate because my plate is neatly organized. (Well, most of the time!)
I used to be a paper junkie with 100 projects that needed done “someday.” 2012 was a big turnaround for me, I ruthlessly got rid of stuff… and papers… and projects. It felt so good! So freeing! I still get buried in stuff from time to time, but doing that one huge clean-up of my life has meant that I’m always within reach of getting on top of things. Maintenance is a lot easier if you start with a clean slate at some point!
If you’re not where you want to be, don’t be discouraged! Take it one little step at a time, maybe over the course of a year (a 2014 goal for ya?!), you can (like I did) get your piles and messes all whipped into shape!
I really liked this list of 7 Things That May Be Lost Due to Disorder by Kelly from The First Commandment…
“You can lose a lot more than just matching socks….lol! This list is not intended to make anyone feel bad. I myself have lost all 7 of these things at one time or another.” 🙂