Living Out of a Box
For those of you who follow me on Twitter or Facebook you know that I’ve spent the past few weeks preparing to move up to Boston. This week was the big week and we moved on Friday and Saturday. So, that means that right now I’m living out of boxes. While some may not like this because they feel unsettled and unorganized, I love it. I hate moving, don’t get me wrong. But, I love unpacking because it signifies the opportunity for a fresh start.
Moving allows me to evaluate my organizational processes, both at home and at work, both personal and professional, and make changes, experiment and have a little fun. When you’re settled into your day-to-day life it makes it really hard to take an objective look at your processes. It makes it even harder to make real changes. When you move, however, especially when it includes a job change as well, it provides the perfect opportunity for this type of self-evaluation. As someone who is focused on productivity and organization, I welcome the opportunities to conduct these evaluations. I try to regularly evaluate my processes but it never happens the way it can when you have a new space.
Not moving or changing jobs any time soon? Well, you can have a fresh start in your current house or office. Try taking everything in the space you want to organize and pack it into boxes. Then clean the entire space corner to corner. Try moving the furniture around so it will feel and look different. Next, go through the boxes you packed up. Make sure you evaluate every single sheet of paper and all of the items that you have packed away. Now put everything that you have gone through away.
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