Look out for these 3 easy yet major signs below:
1. You constantly lose things.
Whether this be your keys, wallet, credit cards or the phone number for that plumber you were supposed to call 3 weeks ago.
Loosing things is a huge sign that it’s time for you to get organized. Losing a birthday card may not be horrible, but you wouldn’t want to lose for example, a gift card with 200$ on it!
2. Your house looks messy.
This can be the most obvious sign, but it may be overlooked by some. Have you ever walked into those homes where there’s stuff everywhere? Not only is that a red flag that you need to get organized, but it’s also a very uncomfortable environment to live in.
It’s also very unappealing when guests or family members come to visit. Who wants to sit and have dinner in a messy house with junk and dust everywhere? Not me!
3. Every single storage area in your home is jam-packed…
and you pay 100$ month for an extra storage unit outside your home. Storage units make sense for those in transition, maybe moving from an apartment to a house or vice versa. But, if you have so many things in storage that you’re needing to constantly build new storage rooms, that’s a problem.
Believe it or not, I have seen this in many homes including within my own family. Chances are folks, if you have an item in storage that has been sitting there for 2 years, you don’t really need it. Learn to let things go.
For example, my mother had storage of many old clothes. She went to India and donated them to underprivileged children in villages. Minimize your storage for items you use throughout the year. Example: storing Christmas lights makes sense, because you use those on a yearly basis. Storing a lamp your aunt gave you when you were 27, but don’t use anymore because it doesn’t fit your decor, does not make sense. Donate it, sell it and make some money, or give it to a friend or family member that could make more use out of it. Items collecting dust are never useful.
Do any of these signs sound familiar to you? Post your comments below!