Have you noticed that despite your best efforts to maintain your organizing systems, they sometimes melt down? It’s easy to beat up on yourself for having to reorganize a space one more time. But, I’ve come to the conclusion that meltdowns are just part of the organizing process. And, I have learned that meltdowns can actually be beneficial.
Recently I found myself more and more annoyed by the tangle of necklaces on a jewelry organizer. “There must be a better way to organize these things!” I whined. When I finally made the time to completely overhaul the organization of all of my jewelry I learned that it was an excellent opportunity to evaluate each piece to see if it still reflected my current self. I was able to “get real” about a bag full of jewelry that is now on its way to Good Will.
The meltdown was just the catalyst I needed to get current with my jewelry. Now all of my jewelry reflects who I am today. And, my house is lighter by one bag of jewelry. Sounds like a win, win to me!