Did you spend any time today looking for something lost? Do you feel as though you never have time to sit down and relax? If this sounds familiar to you, it's time to get organized. Organizing is not going to bring about world peace. It's just going to make your day run more smoothly and maybe save you a little money too.

Organizing is taking what you have and using it in the most efficient manner. You should have things around you that you love and that serve a purpose.

Look around. Are there things you can see that are getting in your way and making it hard for you to function? Why not move them out of your way, way out of the way, like to the curb? Maybe without all that unnecessary clutter you can find what you've been missing and perhaps sit down and put your feet up.

Do you have items in your home that you love, but you are not honoring? Maybe there's a favorite piece of furniture that is covered with clutter? Challenge yourself to clear off that piece, use and enjoy it the way it was meant to be.

It is said that clutter is just unmade decisions. Start today to make some decisions about those things that are getting in your way.

Author's Bio: 

Janet Schiesl is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), The National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization (NSGCD) and an Affiliate member of the Interior Design Society. Contact her at Schiesls@aol.com or visit our web site at www.basicorganization.com to learn more about the benefits of organizing and living a more simplified life.