Does organization stress you out? It causes me a lot of stress. I'm always striving to keep our home looking like a Model. I want the right decorations, no clutter, spic 'n span surfaces, no toys!
For the most part, I can be realistic and not worry about a little mess. But clutter! No way, no how! I keep a collection in my closet of everything I want to give away. I add to it whenever I come across something we no longer use. I'm always going through drawers and closets, pulling out unused items. Adding them to the bags in the closet.
But.....every time I walk by the closet (or God forbid, open it!) I immediately feel stress bubbling up inside my body. Way too much stress. The same stress I feel when I know there's a drawer or closet that has been forgotten for awhile. I just know there's excess or clutter inside. Aaarrggghhh!!!
Goodwill picks up at our house about once a month. I always have plenty of bags and boxes for them. Sometimes, I put out so much stuff it looks like we're moving! This must mean I have a shopping problem, right? Maybe. But it also means we have two kids that grow quickly. It means I get a lot of things for free (from friends, from this blog, from my outside activities). It means my interests change.
And I can't and won't keep it all. Once Goodwill comes, I feel such a rush of relief. And then I find something that I no longer need/want.....and the cycle of stress returns.
I read the book Pretty Neat in less than a day. It's a quick read. And there are a great many tips and nuggets of wisdom inside. Lucky for you....one Suburban Jungle reader will win a copy of Pretty Neat.
But that's not all: One winner will be selected across all the winners on this blog tour (all the winners from each blog that reviewed Pretty Neat will be automatically entered) to receive a $200 same as cash Gift Card (Visa or AMEX) and $50 worth of Buttoned Up organizational products.
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