Thursday, January 22, 2009

Do you need to organize, or SHED?


A constant battle in my life is staying organized. So this excerpt from Julie Morgenstern’s new book, When Organizing Isn’t Enough: SHED your Stuff, Change Your Life, really caught my eye.

“DO YOU NEED TO ORGANIZE, OR SHED?

1. You organize to become more efficient. You SHED to get unstuck.
2. Organizing gives you access to what’s most important to you. SHEDing is a process for discovering what’s most important to you.
3. It’s possible to get organized without getting rid of anything. It’s impossible to SHED without letting things go.”

Beth

4 comments:

Deb said...

Shed, girl, shed! It feels so good! As you know, your garage effort spurred me to start tackling our "stuff" and we've made a huge dent in it and it feels grand!! By the way, will we soon be treated to a garage update??

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

I've never heard that term before, but I like it! Thanks for sharing!

junkrescuerbeth said...

Hi Deb,

Thanks for the encouragement to keep shedding. And for sharing that my improved garage was a spark for you. There will be no garage update photos anytime soon! The last portion of our son's furniture has taken up residence there along with the marvelous insides and keyboard of a vintage piano that had to be dissected to free it from some friends' basement. The good news is my hubby's car still has room to park inside these nippy nights.

Beth

Cindy Pestka said...

Wow, Beth. That "shed" vs. "organize" distinction really hit home with me. I HAVE been feeling stuck in some areas and just trying to be more organized hasn't helped. I'm going to take a good look at life and house and jettison the junk!