So all was going well in my pursuit to declutter my life. Until life got in the way. On February 18th I was in a head on collision – a woman literally drove right into my car on a quiet street on a beautiful Southern California day. Needless to say that it put a stop to my weeks of organizing frenzy.
Here is what I did until then:
I no longer make generic new year’s resolutions (how many times can I promise myself to eat better, exercise more, buy fewer shoes, etc.?) Instead, I try to achieve the goals I carry around in my head by being specific and intentional.
So this year, I’m planning to declutter and organize my life and get rid of all the stuff that’s weighing me down. It’s something I’ve been dreading for years, especially going through the boxes in the garage. But I’m not going to do it all at once. That’s a recipe for failure.
I’m going to make a plan and do it step by step. So it doesn’t become overwhelming. And I’m going share the process. Hopefully it’ll give you some ideas for your own journey.
I’ve been obsessed with stuff since I was a kid. Maybe it’s because we moved around a lot and I didn’t get to keep too many mementos. It made me super organized with the stuff I have. I’m one of those people who unpack completely when I arrive at a hotel, even for one night.
Right now my “old” stuff (that I’m not using) is sitting in 35 boxes in my garage, in filing cabinets in my office and of course on digital files, DVDs, CDs, even VHS tapes. And it has been there for years, through multiple moves, storage units and garages.