The strategies laid out in this post may come across as extreme, but if you take the time to read the steps below, you will transform your life from Hot Mess to organized living in no time!
If you have a room in your house that you feel hopeless about because it looks a hot mess no matter what you do– well, you are not alone. As item-loving people our households get filled with our memories, life’s treasures, and also a fair amount of junk.
I remember having a tapestry on my wall as a reminder of a gift from a friend. When I first received the gift, I loved it so much that I thought it would look great in my bedroom where I could see it every day.
At the time, I was in the “honeymoon phase” with my item and anywhere I put it, I saw it as a “perfect fit.” It took me a few months, and a bunch of overly polite “yea, that looks okay there” remarks to realize that the tapestry was not a good inspiration piece for me. However, even after my realization, it took me over half a year to finally take it down and move it to a better place.
The thing is, the honeymoon phase is quite common with our favorite possessions (as it is with new relationships), but realizing that something can be loved and also doesn’t have to be in your face all the time is something I have learned to make peace with. Have you ever opened up a drawer and found an old shirt, or a journal with your old memories? Were you teleported back to the time when that memory happened?
Our memories and life-experiences attach themselves to items, and we can find various ways to honor them. However, sometimes it is better to let go of something that makes you feel like a hot mess especially if it is keeping you from a more peaceful, healthier lifestyle– take that advice for items and relationships!
If you have ever heard of the saying, “Too many ingredients spoils the broth” then you know that even something good like a house filled with all of your favorite items, can become excessive and ruin anything “good” about it. I have some strategies that will turn your home from hot mess to home organization and design success! So the next time you find yourself sitting in a room with a complete lack of unity, try these steps: