It's true - I'm a (recovering) perfectionist. I've wasted hundreds, if not thousands, of hours on details so tiny that no one ever noticed. And for what? A feeling of never being done, often an inability to start because I can't complete it perfectly, and, of course, focusing on the forest, (heck, the stems on the leaves), and rarely seeing the beautiful forest.
Maybe it's my age, or the realization that there are bigger problems in the world. Or because I've come to understand my limited time on this earth; building relationships and memories has become more important than acquiring and perfectly maintaining "things". Then there is the obituary section I skim each day. They rarely mention possessions, but express feelings of loss for those left behind. Morbid? Perhaps. But I've come to terms with, "Done is better than perfect", although willingly admit to perfectionism relapse here and there (ask me about painting my son's room recently!).
As a Certified Professional Organizer I get asked almost every day if my home is "perfectly organized". I smile (while cringing a bit on the inside), gulp, and say, "Nope - my home is lived in, not a showplace." A better question would be - "Do I have a place for all my things?" Yes. Are my things always in their place? Nope!
Homes are where the story of our lives play out, not Martha Stewart-esque show rooms (sorry, Martha - I do love your organizing ideas tho!). Get on top of the chaos, reclaim the space where clutter currently resides, and enjoy your home. Need help getting started or staying the course? Call me today! Taking that first step is easier than you think.
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