The power of the mind is an amazing thing. I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase that life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it. Proof of this comes to light in those who have been severely disabled, yet manage to do iron man or marathon activities by building the strength in the remaining muscle they have access to as well as “setting” their minds on the goal. It becomes their foremost focus.
So, how do you get out of the cycle of belief that you just can’t clean the garage or any other room in your home for that matter? The answer comes easy (almost too simple), yet it’s very profound and important for us all to remember. It’s a matter of picking a space, almost mentally breaking the room into quadrants and working our way around in this square deciding to toss, keep or donate/sell as we go along. It’s simply a matter of starting.
So, if you’re waiting until you feel like cleaning out your basement, garage or spare room, my message to you is DON’T WAIT, but that’s not how I’ll leave my advice because after working for 4 years professionally as an organizer, it’s my opinion that as much as people have a problem starting, they have a problem stopping.
It may seem strange to hear someone who works with getting people started organizing all the time, have any concern about stopping them, but it’s in the stopping that you can develop the second “secret” to a how a professional gets the job done. When you schedule an appointment with an organizer you will have a beginning and ending time. I’ve found the ideal purging time to be 3 hours. While I have done as much as 5 hours at a time, it’s just not recommended for most people due to the physical work involved as well as the number of decisions to be made in that time.
As a business owner you have a lot on your plate and you may feel that organizing is a small fish to fry, but I urge you to try a session or two of virtual organizing. It can relieve stress and can bring you to the next level of business success. Fill out the form for virtual organizing and I’ll provide you with the structure and support you will need to get it done.