Ever start to organize but the questions of what to keep, and what not to keep start to overwhelm you? Well fear no more!
These 8 questions will help you quickly make those decisions- no matter what or where you are organizing! There is even a free printable to guide you along the way.
It happens to all of us… you start to organize and the momentum kicks in! You’re on a roll and doing great. The piles are sorted and you’re ready for the purge phase- only… to come to a halt!
The decisions bring you to a standstill.
What if you need it someday? How do you know what to keep? Your sister gave you that cardigan and even though you have never worn it, you don’t want to hurt her feelings, right?
Trust me… she did not give you that cardigan to burden you! Let’s talk about some questions that will guide you while going through the decision process.
These are helpful for ANY area of your home. It doesn’t matter if you are organizing your closet, pantry, or bathroom. I use these for everything!
1. How many do I HAVE?
2. How many do I USE?
3. Does this fit my lifestyle?
If you have 15 dresses yet only dress up once a year, that would not fit your lifestyle.
If you have 4 pairs of work out shorts and work out 3 times a week, that would fit your lifestyle.
4. Could something else I own do the same job?
For example, if you have a hand held mixer and a Kitchen Aid mixer, decide if you need both.
5. WHY am I holding on to this?
If it is out of guilt I am giving you permission to let it go!
6. What is the WORST that could happen if I gave this item up?
7. What is the BEST that could happen if I gave this item up?
Remember your goal… why you began organizing this area
8. Is it really worth keeping?
There are no right or wrong answer to any of these questions.
These will help you create systems to simplify your life.