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One of my biggest strategies is to let yourself “just declutter” in order to get started and make progress in your home immediately. And decluttering achieves the purpose I was looking for when I thought I needed to “get organized.” But there is value in organizing. And I’ve been thinking about it (and talking about it) a lot in my real life lately. After more than a decade of my deslobification process, the way I look at organizing is very different than it used to be. That’s what I’m talking about in this podcast today.
Amy overland says
Love you, you’ve changed my life! But, by any chance, are you recording at a faster speed, or altering your finished tape somehow? It sounds a bit like those blurbs at the end of radio car ads or lists of side effects? If you can, could you go back to normal? Thanks!
Dana White says
My guess is that you’ve accidentally hit the speed thing on your podcast player. It happens to me sometimes, especially when I’m wearing my Apple Watch, and it drives me crazy!
Good episode. I like the idea of just getting rid of what doesn’t belong and not trying to organize all the junk. I’ve finally started just getting rid of things by donating or Freecycling.
Do you see that “someone” may not see their life as disorganized? That it’s no big deal if they have to go back for the laundry detergent or can’t find an email right away? And if “someone” doesn’t have a problem with their life and, specifically, hasn’t asked for advice on how too get organized they aren’t going to be happy with someone else telling them (or “suggesting”) how to get organized? They are at best going to ignore you and at worst resent your suggestions, which will make asking you for advice, if needed, in the future very difficult? For now, just set the best example you can and let them find their own way, even if their was does involve color coding ;-).