If your stuff isn’t serving you, it won’t be serving you any better packed away in a box somewhere.Melissa Camara Wilkins
Once we have let go of things (read more about how to declutter and minimize in this previous blog post), we should ideally be left with 2 types of things
- Things that bring you joy and
- Things that are of use
The idea of organizing your house/mind/life, is to have you make as fewer decisions as possible about routine things.
There is a concept called decision fatigue. It is said that on average we make about 35000 decisions every day. What clothes to wear? what to eat for lunch? Fewer the number of decisions you make, more energy you have to make decisions in the things that matter.
Our February Book is Atomic Habits by James Clear. As I am travelling at the moment, I am reading this on the flight and while on the road. He talks about how critical it is to make it easy to establish a habit, so you are not making a decision to do it or not. It becomes easier to do it than not.
Organize things so they are themed together. Such as dental cleaning related items together. Breakfast items together. Stationary together. So you are not spending a lot of time trying to find the things and your brain isn’t making decisions all the time.