Professional Organizing Tips and Resources.
In my latest presentation to the Roaring Women's Group of Vancouver I shared a lot of information on common obstacles to getting and staying organized.
What I didn't have enough time to cover was the 'Barriers' we come across when faced with the prospect of having to 'Let Go'.
Obstacles and Barriers do cover some common ground, yet Barriers are more focused on the fears we have. Rather than going into details on the dozen of barriers that can be faced, today I will talk about one important barrier. That barrier that involves us hanging onto unwise purchases we regret.
You'll know you've hit this barrier if you say something like:
"I can't toss this, it cost me too much!"
When you catch yourself saying this, it should be a sign that you need to seriously consider letting this item go!
Why, may you ask?
Because holding onto to something only because it cost too much is like holding onto crashing stocks. We fear that if we get rid of the object which we now regret buying, that we will make this loss ‘real’.
It is 'real' already. Hanging onto this object of ‘regret’ however does nothing more than to remind us of our mistake.
Ask yourself. Can someone else make use of this? Can I donate it and get a tax deduction? Can a sell it?
Make the choice to free yourself from clutter that only serves to make you feel bad and make more room for 'happy' in your world instead.
Need help organizing? Michelle serves the Carleton Place, Lanark County and Ottawa areas.