I don’t know about y’all, but as summer winds down I normally find myself a disorganized mess. I don’t know what it is about the summer that makes me so lazy when it comes to personal organization, but it’s been that way for a long time. I’ll give you an example: Like a lot of people, I have a chair in my bedroom that I occasionally put clothes on if the clothes aren’t clean enough to be put back in the dresser but are too clean for the laundry. For the fall, winter, and spring, this chair is normally cleared off each night or maybe every few days if I’m particularly busy. It’s currently August 9 and the last time I cleared the chair completely was probably in late May. It’s a problem.
And it doesn’t stop there. My office was a disaster but I cleaned it up last week. But now I have the whole house to do. When I don’t work from my office I work in my dining room, and now our dining room table is a mess. Shelves in other rooms are crowded and dusty, empty Amazon boxes are stacked against walls waiting to be used for Christmas presents or otherwise just thrown in the recycle bin, and there is generally just a lot of clutter everywhere.
It’s Good For You
Well, the clutter isn’t. But cleaning it will be! The older I get the more satisfaction I take in getting organized. I happen to have a lighter day or two, work-wise, this week and will be using that time to get clean. I’ll start by decluttering then move swiftly into the standard chores of dusting, vacuuming, and mopping.
It always feels great, too. Without fail, I always feel better when I’ve cleaned up a bit. I should have listened to my mom more when she would say that as I was growing up. But, like most kids, I was only able to view cleaning as some form of punishment rather than some sort of reward, so here we are.
Look, I’m not saying you need to go full Marie Kondo and get really into it, but you should get organized. Take some time today to look around where you work and where you live and figure out the problem areas. Then take some more time later this week or even over the weekend to get organized. It won’t take nearly as long as you think it will, and it will make you feel incredibly accomplished. If you wait until the weekend you can even drink while you do it! Wondering what you’d even drink? Fear not, because we have you covered! We’ve already done an article on the best drink pairings for chores!
I’m going to get organized today. If you’ve been looking for a sign that you need to do the same, this is it! Just do it. You’ll feel better. And if you have a roommate like a spouse, girlfriend, best friend, or potluck roommate, they’ll be grateful, too. It’s a win-win!