With the holidays over and 2015 just getting underway, I’m sure many of you have already made your resolutions for the New Year. Many of you probably made them on New Year’s Eve, only to break them or forget about them the following week. While I’m also guilty of having broken my resolutions in past years as well, this year my resolution is one I am going to strive to keep.
My resolution for 2015 is to live simply.
Now, I understand that this can mean different things to different people, however for me, it means that this year I want to live with less clutter. With less clutter, there is less to clean, less to organize, less to store and less mess.
My inspiration for this resolution came after visiting the Amish country in Pennsylvania this past summer. I noticed how the Amish live a very simplified life, having only items that they use. In my profession, I witness on a daily basis how clutter and disorganization can negatively affect people’s lives, which helped me come to the conclusion that I do not want to live my life attached to things.
Now you may be thinking, “Sharon, you’re a professional organizer, you don’t have clutter!” but the truth is that we all have some amount of clutter that effects our lives in different ways. When I am busy working with clients, helping get their clutter under control five and often six days a week, sometimes my own life gets out of control. Clutter starts to collect: mail, laundry, decorations from the holidays, you name it. Before I know it, I start to feel like many of my clients – overwhelmed, stressed and cluttered and I start to ignore it. It starts to pile up more and more and begins affecting my daily life.
That is why this year, my New Year’s Resolution is to live simply – to live with less, to be less stressed. To those of you who haven’t made a resolution yet this year, I challenge you to adopt the same resolution for 2015 to live simply. You may learn just how much living simply can help you de-clutter, de-stress and change your life.
With many years of experience as a professional organizer in NY’s Capital Region, I’ve helped many clients in Saratoga Springs, Clifton Park, Wilton, Lake George, Glens Falls, Malta, Albany, Queensbury and beyond get organized and eliminate clutter from their homes and lives.
If you find yourself in need of help getting organized, contact me today for your free consultation or give me a call at 518.791.5560.