Midlife crisis light bulb moments don’t have to happen once in a lifetime. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’ve already faced several mid life crisis and I’m not even a quarter of a century old yet. 😉
One of my light bulb moment’s revolved around my belongings.
I was tired of organizing, cleaning, picking up, organizing STUFF over and over again! To put it mildly, I was getting MAD. I’m one of those people who likes to do something and then be done with it. Like, I want to organize that crap and then be done with it and never have to organize it again.
(The everydayness of housekeeping is a struggle. I swept that floor yesterday, why am I sweeping it again today??)
So obviously housekeeping is not my strong suit but it still needs to be done.
Due to, well, shall we say anger issues, with the stuff in my house, I decided I didn’t want to organize ever again because it would just be messed up a day later. And then I would be grumpy and then I would make everyone else grumpy, and then it would just be miserable in our house.
Let me give a little glimpse into what I’m talking about. We had an entire room devoted to stuff. I’m talking boxes filled with things from high school and college. Random books and textbooks, unopened gifts, and ugly decor were organized into neat little sections.
So I did what I had to do to never have to organize things again.
I GOT RID OF IT.
Best way to never have to organize again? Get rid of you stuff!
When you don’t have stuff to organize, you don’t have to organize.
It’s so simple it’s brilliant.
Truly amazing. It has radically changed my life. I’m not wasting hours organizing stuff that I never use.
And really, most of the stuff in our homes NEVER gets used anyways. It is frightening how much stuff we fill our houses with that is superfluous. 😳
By pursuing minimalism, rather than it making me feel like I’m lacking in belongings, it has helped free me up to use what I have!
The biggest perk: I DON’T HAVE TO ORGANIZE JUNK.
It feels so GOOD not having to organize. After creating my own capsule closet I found a lot more freedom in my cleaning routine. I felt like I spent half my time organizing and reorganizing my closet, so when I got rid of all the clothes I never wore or didn’t do good things to my face, I found that I never had to reorganize our closet.
It feels great.
Now I don’t start the day with “what should I organize now?”
I don’t feel behind in my housekeeping. Even if there’s a mess now I feel less stressed because there’s plenty of room in the closets or cupboards to put it away. I don’t have to reorganize fifty million things just to fit one more t-shirt in the closet.
It’s been life changing. Do yourself a favor and begin minimalism. You will feel so much less stressed. And if you’re like me you can stop being angry about the amount of stuff you have to keep organizing.
You can stop organizing your paper clip collection……
(Unlike my husband, I will NOT say “chicken-butt”…. arrrg.) I haven’t organized anything since I’ve begun my minimalism journey. Not one stinking thing.
I still pick up things, that’s just a given when you’re alive and have kids, but I have yet to “organize” things. I’ve simplified the items in our house to things that we use on a regular basis and it has even helped me be a better housekeeper!
Would you choose to stop organizing?