To organize you should plan. Make a plan that is easy but covers the job. Doing just enough to feel great about yourself and get rid of all those items that hurt your self image. Plan on improving how you think about items you keep and it becomes easy to trash those that you don’t.
Organization is not usually one of the easiest chores we all do. It seems to take some kind of organization method just to accomplish. Here are a few techniques that help you to make a plan.
- Make a list of all areas needing organization small or large.
- Assign a day to each area, closet, drawer, cabinet, and storage area.
- Set a goal to complete each one daily (only one).
- Each day start by removing everything and putting it back in an organized manner.
- Ask yourself as you put back items if they are necessary and get rid if those things you keep just in case. See notes below for just in case items.
- Stand back and be proud of what you did and if not start all over again.
Now when you clean there are always these items that you should get rid of. These are those just in case items that not only never get used but are bad for your self image.
- Clothes that are to big just in case you get big again ,should be trashed . After all if you are planning on get big again ,what was the use of losing weight anyway. Keeping clothes that are to big is like saying that you are going to fail at losing weight. Odds are you will fail because you didn’t have much confidence that it is permanent. Throwing away those clothes is a reward that you are moving in the right direction and will make you feel great about your weight loss.
- Clothes that are to small . It”s a added benefit to get new clothes as a reward for losing weight and will help you stay on track better. Keeping clothes that are to small just in case you lose weight just depresses you and hurts your self image. If your weight loss doesn’t happen quickly those clothes tend to remind you of your failure.
- Lids and items that you might some day use . Everyone thinks they might need a lid for something but mountains of lids are much more of a nuisance than not having the right size lid.
- Those just in case items, just in case you lose something. Those extras just in case you might need one, are clutter and you couldn’t find them even if you did need it, anyway.
- Books that you might one day read are a fire hazard and you probably never gonna read them again anyway. The Bible is OK to keep and should be read often. Other books should be evaluated and classified by worth and only keep the ones that you will read in the future.
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