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I Don't Have Enough Time/Space to be Organised

Updated on August 6, 2013

I Was Messy

I used to like chaos. I felt very comfortable when I entered the room and find some clean space to sit and work something surrounded by clutter. And i thought that this is a great way to live. But then, one day the friend of mine, found out this blog post.

I started reading and I found out that I can try it myself. I wanted to do things in the way I never did it before. I read so many blogs about homemaking, and even started my own blog on this topic. I really understood how great it is to be organized, to live in decluttered and simplified environment. I felt great, and I wanted to make all my friends and family do the same. But, as you can imagine, it wasn't easy. Most of the people had so many excuses not to live like that. How can that be? People didn't want to do something that is good for them, and can even be fun.

I Still Have Messy Friends

I was surprised to find out how hard it is for someone to try and improve their own homes. In my country, there is a saying that says: 'who wants to do something finds a solution, and who doesn't, finds an excuse'.

Some of the most popular excuses when it comes to decluttering are: 'I will need that some day' and 'it's a memory'. That's just stupid. It's just stuff. It really is. Sometimes it's very hard to understand that, but that is stuff! And it's purpose is to make your life better, not cluttered. If it doesn't improve your life today, it should go out.

Then I tried other methods. I was showing them lovely pictures of different organized spaces. And they were telling me things like: 'that women is a stay at home mum, and I have kids and full-time job, of course that her house looks better than mine'. Or 'that house is so big, and I live in this small apartment, of course I can't have place for everything'. And that's stupid too. If you don't have time, this means that you shouldn't waste it because you can't find something in your house. It's much better to use few minutes to determine where your keys should stay then spending half an hour every morning trying to find them. If you don't have much space, you can't afford to waste it on things you don't need or like. You are the one who needs the best possible organization and efficiency, not the lady that has that big house.

You are the one who should be organized, because you don't have enough time or space not to be.

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It's Your Stuff and Your Life

So, this is about you! If you don't realize that you have a problem, you will never try to solve it. OK, you maybe don't have the huge problem, but there is always a place for improvement. Don't let the stuff take control over your life. It's your stuff and your life and not vice versa.

If you are feeling prepared to change something, than you are on the half way to the solution. If you aren't prepared at all, you should give it a try anyway. Why? Because you will feel great after doing that. After you put in order just one drawer of counter top, you will look at if for hours. You will be proud on yourself. So, if you feel depressed today, declutter something, use it as a therapy. It will give you a feeling of accomplishment and happiness.

If I talk to someone who feels like nothing in it's life is good, I always give them an advice to declutter just one drawer. Everything feels better after doing something useful for yourself. It's like going to the gym. It's hard to start, but you are always glad that you did.

One pile at the time!
One pile at the time! | Source

When Should I Start?

You should start right now. You should stand up from your computer and look around yourself. You will maybe see some big closet or entire room that is cluttered, but you should resist the urge to clean it right now. Give yourself some training first. Find some smaller pile of papers, clothes or books. Look for some drawer that needs just a few touches to look great. Toss as much as you can. Donate anything you don't need, but someone else does (one more reason to feel good about yourself). And pick things wisely which you want to keep in your home. Those really have to deserve it. Put everything back in it's place. Try to think how you use it, where do you use it and how often you do that before you determine where it's place will be.

And after fifteen minutes just sit down. Don't overdo it. This is just a start. Look carefully what you have done. Feel free to be proud and enjoy. If you manage to feel peaceful while looking at the area that you have organized, you are on a great way to become truly organised person.

Happy decluttering!

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What do you think about home organising?

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    • diplorging profile image
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      diplorging 5 years ago from Serbia

      Thank you so much. Your opinion is very important to me:)

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Well done. The beginning was a little "careless English" while the last half was nearly perfect. The whole topic was well handled and inspiring.

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      diplorging 5 years ago from Serbia

      Yeah I know exactly I you feel. It all goes to hell when my boyfriend comes to my apartment. He is a bit messy but I am trying to discipline him :D

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      Mrs Jil Manning 5 years ago from Sussex, England

      I like that! If only everyone else in my house felt the same! It is about changing habits though, you're so right.

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      diplorging 5 years ago from Serbia

      I was like that too, but I gave it a chance and I felt really good, especially when I continued doing that. After some time, I have created my perfect surroundings and I will not allow to become messy again :)

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      Mrs Jil Manning 5 years ago from Sussex, England

      The Horders show has made me realise consciously for the first time how things we have control over in our immediate surroundings are a real reflection of our emotional state. Its a bit 'chicken-and-egg situation' though, really, because if I'm down, the place looks a mess, and if the place looks a mess, it makes me feel down...Great advice in the 'When should I start? ' section!

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      diplorging 5 years ago from Serbia

      I'm glad you liked it. Yeah, it's awful when people neglect their home, themselves or even their children.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      I think a home should be organized but if it's not perfect no one will care. When I watch hoarders on tv I clean something. Most of the time I can't stand to watch the show.

      I have known people who have dirty houses and I mean dirty. I knew a woman once that took the dirty clothes off the kids and threw them on the back porch and bought everything new. They never slept on a bed with a sheet. It was awful.

      One day she ask my friend how I kept my kids so clean. Strange question couldn't she see I wiped their faces took off dirty clothes put on clean if they spilled something on their clothes. Enjoyed your hub. Voted Up.

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