Organizing Quote of the Month
To every thing there is a season, and
a time to every purpose under the heaven. ...
A time to get, and
a time to lose;
a time to keep, and
a time to cast away.
-- Ecclesiastes (King James version)
Organizing Tip of the Month
Organizing involves honoring where we are right now - and sometimes we are just not ready to get rid of things. For example, after a loss (of a person, a relationship, a pet, a job) we are often not prepared to make good decisions about all the possessions related to that person, or that job, or whatever it is we have lost.
If you're in such a situation and sorting through all the stuff, you'll probably find that sometimes the keep/don't keep decisions will be obvious - but other items might have you shaking your head in bewilderment. That's OK; allow yourself some time to be bewildered. Some decisions can easily be deferred, and choosing to defer them would be wise. At some point you'll know you're ready to move on, and the decision-making will be much easier.
And even then you may find some things you just can't quite give up, even if there's no logical reason for holding onto them. I'm still keeping the dress my mother wore to my brother's wedding. I can't tell you why, exactly - I just know I can't part with it, at least for now. And that's fine.
Organizing Product of the Month