Descartes said, “I think, so
I exist.” And why not start saying and practicing “I storage, so
I exist.” It is what we try in a simple way, but not simplistic,
exploit in this article.
The Japanese approach
organization and storage as a form of therapy saying that “true life
begins after putting your house in order”. On the other hand, some
say that disorder stimulates creativity. Order is a priority for the
development of a society, a family or even a house/office. Achieving
“tidiness” is not a utopia and it’s not that hard to do a little more
than what we do today.
The competences and skills that
can be built when we learn how to tidy up the house or the office can influence
other disciplines of life in many positive ways. Our recommendation is to
keep a space, in your home or in your office, where you can store things that
inspire and help you get results.
Simple steps and tips to improve
- Eliminate and know how to say no, only then think about
tidying up – this tip boils down to only two
tasks, that is, eliminate things and decide where to store
them. Elimination must come first. Finish the first delete task and
then think about the second, which is save
- What I keep must provide joy – we must be close and keep only that (objects) that
bring us happiness. For some people it will be many things. For
others, few. The secret is to know how to identify what truly produces
happiness, and for most people it is not easy. But it is the best way to
ensure that we live with what satisfies us, and at first the right amount
- Tidying by categories and not by spaces – instead of tidying up by spaces (e.g. room by
room) we recommend that you focus on one category (e.g. clothing). Do this
for the easiest categories and then move on to the most difficult ones (this
makes decision making easier)
- Make abrupt decisions – if we organize only a little a day, it will never
end. The suggestion is to start a task and try to finish
it. Procrastination here may not help. We really call for a sound
obsession with tidying up!
- Use empty shoe boxes – do not use an arsenal of products to store (X
boxes, Y material). Many of the storage problems can be solved with things
you already have at home, such as empty shoe boxes
- Make decisions without being concerned
about what others think – when we reject an object or tool, we
have to know how to say no without regret, or worried about what others will
think by not keeping. If you are not going to use, or the use will be almost
null, you can donate or deliver to someone who needs or gives it use
you find something you can’t reject (dishes that went from generation to generation,
as an example) carefully evaluate the true purpose or function of that object.
You’ll be surprised when you realize how many things you have today that have
already fulfilled your job. By recognizing its contribution and discarding them
with gratitude, you will be able to truly put in order the things you have,
whether in your home or in your office.