People are obsessed with how to get organized. As a society we spend billions of dollars each year on containers and bins and storage facilities. Just the other day I actually looked at a flyer for The Home Depot and it was their Get Organized special.
They wanted people to come in and get all these storage containers and bins so that they could organize their stuff. Organize your closet, organize your garage, organize your kitchen, etc. It is never ending. The problem with this is that you still have all the stuff that is taking up way too much damn space.
You unfortunately have spent all kinds of money on all this stuff that you have around and now you have to figure out what to do with it all. So now you are going to go out and spend even more money on containers and boxes and bins and baskets to try to get it all situated and won’t it all look neat and tidy. Nope. You still have the stuff.
And you have not dealt with the issues of why you spend money on all this stuff in the first place and secondly, you need to deal with the reason(s) you are holding onto all of these material possessions.
I realize that just tossing out seemingly perfectly good items is very difficult for a lot of you to do. And it certainly is wasteful.
- sell it to make some extra money
- donate it to a person or organization in need
There are some tough issues you may be forced to face.
- Why did I give so much meaning to material possessions?
- Why am I not content with a simple life?
- What do I truly value?
If you make the decision to actually declutter your home and get rid of a lot of your material possessions you better be prepared to take a long look in the mirror and answer the above questions.
If you don’t do this, you are destined to repeat the mistakes of the past and before you know it you will be out spending money on more stuff. Not really conducive to living a minimalist, more simple life.
It is entirely possible to live a more meaningful life; a life on purpose. Lots of people are doing it.
You just have to figure out the why before you actually get started.
How to get organized? Forget it. Get a meaningful life instead.
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