Organization always came naturally to me. In fact, I’m embarrassed to admit that I’d have so much free time on my hands that I’d actually reorganize already organized spaces of my home!
Then, I had twins.
And a third child.
I began homeschooling.
We moved states and sold our vacation home.
We had a forth child and built a home.
We adopted our fifth child and promptly had to relocate temporarily for 6 months!
What happened to my organizational skills?
There are 2 common reasons homemakers struggle with home organization:
Inability to change or adapt
Our lives and circumstances change, sometimes faster than we’d like. Some change is good, such as a new addition to the family; How can a little person take up so much time—and space? Other times, the change can be unexpected and stressful, such as a sudden move. Yet we continue on with ‘business as usual’, even though nothing in our life resembles the ‘usual’. This can be especially shocking to those of us who always considered ourselves organized. What happened to us? Have we lost our organizing mojo?
Failure to implement or create systems when needed
Another reason for disorganization is simply that we fail to implement or create systems when needed. Life moves fast. Our schedules are full so we either convince ourselves that we don’t have time to “get organized” or we procrastinate while promising ourselves (and our family members) that we’ll get to that later. Yet, later never seems to arrive and things keep getting worse.
Another potential cause is denial. We are simply in denial that there is a problem. We want to convince ourselves that whatever has changed in our life is only temporary so we don’t want to invest time, effort or money in creating a system for it. Doing so would make us face a sometimes harsh reality or situation that we are not ready to face.
Whether you’ve suddenly found yourself in a state of disorganization or if you’ve never been particularly organized it is possible to conquer home organization and create a functional home for you and your family.
Join me tomorrow as I continue the series with 7 Organizing Truths you should know (and face) before beginning a home organization project.
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