Friday, September 26, 2014

The Clutter Challenge!

I used to think that organization was like eye color.  Genetics determined what eye color a person would have, and genetics determined whether or not that person would have organizational skills or not.  I spent many years assuming that my life was disorderly because I was just "wired that way."  What I finally realized is, that while some people might still be more naturally inclined towards order, organization is a learned skill.

A few years ago, I decided that I had had enough of the chaos.  I discovered that clutter-free spaces gave me a sense of peace, and I wanted my home and life to feel that way.  Thus began my quest for order, and the skill called organization.

I began viewing organization like any other thing I wanted to learn, and started researching.  I checked out books from the library, I watched YouTube videos, and I read blogs.  I started incorporating some of what I was learning into my life.

Fast-forward to today.  My environment has definitely improved, but I still have a loooong way to go.  I think one element that has been missing is accountability.  I figured that since accountability is what got me on this blog ride, I should probably make a public declaration... I am joining Ruth's 31 DAYS TO A CLUTTER FREE LIFE CHALLENGE!

Read more at 31 Days to a Clutter Free Life Challenge

She is an amazing lady who's blog is inspiring and candid.  Go check her out, and while you are there, sign up to do the challenge with me!  For the month of October we will have a daily challenge to complete to get our lives in order and learn the skill of organization.  I will post my results here (the good, the bad, and the ugly) as proof.  GO, FIGHT, WIN!!!!



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