by Shayla Morag | Nov 15, 2019 | Balance, Cutting Clutter, Professional Organizing, Stress Management, The Red Bike Way
We know it to be true. An organized space just feels better. The mind seems calmer and dealing with life a lot more doable. Goals seem easiest to reach and everyday mundane tasks not such a drudgery. Professional organizing is a helpful service which I am now offering clients. When I would talk to clients about striving for a dream, the conversation quite often revolved around the feeling of just being overwhelmed and stuck due to having too much “stuff” (material and emotional). I truly get it and have been on my own personal journey of purging unwanted and unnecessary “stuff” to move forward and feel lighter for many years it seems.
Since I was young, I have been organizing rooms from head to toe. My Mom would go out for a meeting and return to a newly designed space. When I have gone through transitions, I tend to “shift” my environment as well. I love the feeling of starting fresh. Friends who have been in my life for a long time always know that I have been through “something” by everything being flipped and rearranged.
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by Shayla Morag | Dec 04, 2018 | Cutting Clutter, Handy Tips, Stress Management, Support, The Red Bike Way
You can move clutter around or you can cut it off at the source. Instead of buying new storage containers or calling Goodwill for a pickup, take a look at your shopping habits. Imagine how much more you can enjoy your weekends and paychecks when you break the cycle of excess consumption. Take a look at these strategies for bringing less clutter into your life.
1) Buy what you need. Ask questions before you complete your purchase. How will you use the product you’re considering? Do you already have enough similar items at home?
2) Focus on quality. In the long run, higher priced goods usually offer greater value. A fine cashmere sweater or sturdy kitchen knives may hold up for decades while bargain brands may need to be replaced annually.
3) Stick to a budget. Decide in advance how much you can afford to spend. Regard occasional indulgences as an exception rather than the beginning of a habit.
4) Find other outlets. Retail therapy may be masking other issues. Find a hobby or do volunteer work if you’re bored. Talk with a friend if you’re feeling anxious or lonely.
5) Swap things out. During holidays and other shopping seasons, try discarding at least one item to make room for each new purchase. Give your used computer to a local nonprofit. Sell your old bedroom set on craigslist, Kijiji, or Facebook.
6) Buy for others. Studies show that spending money on others makes us happier than purchasing things for ourselves. Similarly, buying experiences instead of merchandise leaves no trail except for the pictures on your phone.