I have been waiting for months to get some curtains put up in the spare room of our new home. Although the entire process would end up taking less than 15 minutes, it had been something my husband and I had been putting off since we first moved in well over 6 months ago.
Finally, yesterday, the big moment arrived! Yayyyyy, curtains! And not only that, but my parents had generously donated a headboard they were no longer using so we were able to put that up as well.
After we finished hanging the curtains, mounting the headboard and tidying the room, something strange happened. I felt a strong desire to make everything else around me feel as put together as that room.
I proceeded to head down to the kitchen and cleared up papers that had been lingering on the counter for days, I put away shoes, hung up jackets, wiped countertops, took the garbage out, cleared out the recycling, loaded the dishwasher… I couldn’t stop! I was on a roll!
Just the simple act of showing our house a little love and taking pride in just one small space, made me want to extend the same courtesy to everything around me. And, strangely enough, I found that even extended as far wanting to take better care of me.
I feel so incredibly blessed to be a part of a profession that allows me to create that feeling for clients every day. And it was a great reminder that organizing isn’t just about sorting or labelling – it’s about taking pride in something and telling yourself that you’re worthy of a space that is a reflection of who you are and the things that matter to you. And by taking care of your things, you’re actually taking better care of yourself.