12.31.2013

The Clutter in My Mind

I admit the clutter and accumulation of stuff in my home has become unmanageable.  The many piles of school papers, junk mail, small toy parts and so much more are messing with my mind.  The lack of storage in my house is also going to make me crazy.  Every time I open the "junk" drawer(s) I feel like my life is out of control.


At one point during the holidays I felt like I was going to break down because I was so overwhelmed.  When I feel overwhelmed I am frozen and depressed!  I even started googling personal organizers in the Houston area.  I just need help!  I have a hard time deciding what to keep and what to discard, I have a hard time getting rid of gifts I don't use, I have emotional attachments to things and staying organized is not a strength.  I just want somebody to tell me what to do!  Can the real Peter Walsh please stand up and come over here?!!!

Do you know Peter Walsh?  He's the organizing Aussie you've seen on Oprah, Clean Sweep, Nate Berkus or Rachel Ray.  He's also an author.  I like him because he's gentle.  If he were here, he could get to the psychological reasons for the clutter in my house without destroying my ego. :)  I follow him on facebook and he's been posting about his "31 Days to Get Organized" he does for the month of January. 



I remember this challenge from last January.  I also remember halfway through the month wishing I had participated.  This year there will be no wishing, I am doing it this year!  I can only hire a personal organizer in my dreams so this is the next best thing.  Would you like to do it with me?  Every day Peter gives a 10 minute task or challenge.  For example, a challenge for the day would be to go through every sock drawer and discard the socks that don't have a match.

I sure could use some teammates to do this with me!  If you'd like to join me, I'll be sharing his tasks on the tell it to your neighbor facebook page.  To get updates like my page or Peter Walsh's page. Then I'll be sharing my experience with each challenge on instagram, find my profile here.  I'll be using Peter's hashtag #31Days2GetOrganized and adding #TITYN.  Tag me @tellittoyourneighbor if you participate so we can share in the experience!  I think by day 31 our minds will be clear and free of clutter and our house will be too!

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