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Getting Started

There is so much more to being organized than simply buying a collection of plastic containers for all of your treasures and junk.  Sure, "things" are the biggest physical obstacle yet getting organized starts inside.  In my work as a professional organizer I see many different people in equally as many different places emotionally regarding their belonging.  The first step is to make the commitment to become more organized.

This commitment is more than a weekend project, it is a lifelong decision – very similar to adopting a healthier way of eating.  If we "organize" the garage because our spouse wrote it on our To-do List then it unlikely to stay that way.  Our heart is not in it.  Yet if we become overwhelmed by stacks of papers or end up with pests due to clutter, we are far more motivated to do it completely.

Living an organized life – just as living a healthy life, can increase the quality of your life exponentially.  You save a substantial amount of money by eliminating storage units, finding what you need instead of replacing what you are unable to find, and the cost of heating and cooling the clutter are to name a few.  You will feel more relaxed and therefore enjoy more quality time with your friends and loved ones.  It has also been said that living an organized life can decrease the effects of some diseases like fibromyalgia.

Now that you are ready, start small.  As already mentioned, it is a lifelong commitment so resist the urge to tackle it in one weekend.  Start with an area that is manageable – like your pantry or DVD storage.  Concentrate on maintaining what you have started and it will soon spill over into every area of your life.

Jennifer Snyder
Neat as a Pin! Organizing Experts
www.neatasapin.net
jennifer@neatasapin.net
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About the Author

Jennifer Snyder

Jennifer Snyder

My name is Jennifer Snyder CPO, Chief Executive Organizer of Neat as a Pin Organizing Experts, a Waco-based company of Professional Organizers that is not only focused on organizing the clutter in your home or office but also clutter of the heart and mind. 

I am happy that you are taking an interest in the benefits of getting your home and life organized.  Living an organized life is for everyone!



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