Three Year-End Organizing Queries

December 30, 2010 | By | Comments (0)

The last days of a year are great for reflecting on the past and thinking about the future. During this time, I like to ask myself a series of queries to help me draft resolutions and to help me remember the good things from the last 12 months. I noticed yesterday that a few of these questions are related to organizing, and thought you might be interested in them as well.

  1. What areas or chores in my home constantly weighed on me or caused me stress? What did I do to alleviate these frustrations? If I did nothing, why not, and what can I do to prevent these distractions in the future?
  2. Is my home filled with only things that make my life easier/happier/better/safer? Are these objects in their best places? Can I get rid of any objects that cause frustration, disappointment, or are unsafe?
  3. Was my home a place to relax, unwind, and rejuvenate? Was my home welcoming to friends and family? Was there anything I did or didn’t do that caused my home to be stressful or uninviting? What can I do to ensure that my place is relaxing, comfortable, and the best place for me to rejuvenate my body and mind?

I hope you all had wonderful 2010s and that 2011 will be your best year yet. Happy New Year!