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The guaranteed path to living an organized life is to not organize clutter, which we’ll define here as anything that exists beyond the narrow realm of need. So if you rid yourself of all clutter, you will only be organizing objects that hold some kind of value to you.
Here’s how you go about it: Focus on a particular area. Let’s use the bedroom closet as an example here. Now, remove everything in it until all that remains are bare walls, shelves and a rod. Then, start filling it again, but as you replace the items, make sure to only keep the stuff that you expect to need in the coming year. It may seem a bit harsh, but it’s necessary. Allow yourself the chance to come up with an excuse to keep something and you’ll be less likely to get rid of it.
Keep this in mind: Getting rid of the unimportant stuff helps us see what’s actually important that much more clearly.
Organizing the essential
Once the clutter and excess has been cleared from your closet, organizing the remaining items is easy! It may be a startling sight at first—when it comes down to it, there’s very little that we really need—but you’ll grow used to it quickly. Especially once you realize that organizing your closet now means straightening a couple pairs of shoes, a handful of accessories and maybe color-coordinating a few tops and pants. What once took you the better part of day (if you didn’t put it off), will now take you less than 10 minutes.
Organization comes easily in that type of environment. As does peace of mind.