“Being organized isn’t about getting rid of everything you own or trying to become a different person; it’s about living the way you want to live, but better.” – Andrew Mellen
I have been devouring articles and information about organizing. Lucky for me I enjoy reading and research. One thing I’ve learned is every single one of us has suffered from situational disorganization, a concept I touched on in my last blog post. What causes situational disorganization? Moving, marriage, new baby, new pet, extended visitors, illness, death. Can you relate to being disorganized during these periods in your life? Most of us can eventually get a handle on it. However, some of these situations linger and eventually morph into extended disorganization. Anyone still moving that same box from 2 house ago? In total transparency, I just unpacked a box from 5 years ago that’s been sitting in our master closet that had my college yearbooks and class notebooks. PS…before that it was in the closet of my old place for 3 years. WHAT?!
Chronic disorganization is often more health related. A condition or disability that limits your ability to stay organized. ADHD, anxiety, compulsive tendencies…these tend to be more emotional or mental. So sometimes cleaning out the attic and garage isn’t the end product. One thing to remember, disorganization is not a character flaw. It is just a problem to be solved.
If you have reservations about inviting me in, remember…I’ve been there…recently.