Another part of my project that I wanted to do before I fully got started in my independent learning project was to organize at least most aspects of my life and boy is it a good feeling. The beginning of a new school year comes with a lot of stress, especially if you add work, and moving into the mix. My life was filled with clutter and frankly was an unorganized mess. I spent well over 2 hours between Monday and Tuesday attempting to get a lot of my things organized.
The first part of my organization was going through things in my room. I share a house with two other people and I believe they were started to get annoyed with all of my things dragged out around the house. Not only was I taking up my room and a large portion of our kitchen table, but I was also starting to put things in the spare bedroom. I started with my clothing (sometimes I think I have an addiction) I got rid of what I don’t wear, decided what I wanted to sell and what I wanted to just throw away. Then I moved to old towels, sheets, shoes, and jewelry that swore “I’ll use someday.” By the end of the day I had over three bags of trash from around the house and another bag of things to give away or sell.
After I did a little “fall cleaning” I wanted to get other aspects of my life organized such as homework, appointments, bills, and work schedules. I went and bought a wall calendar, a planner, and a white board. I wrote all of the bills and due dates on the white board and divided them between the three roommates, collected the money and paid the bills. A relief knowing that was all done. Next I went through my work schedule and appointments and put them all on my wall calendar and hung it next to my bedroom door. Now every time I leave I can check my schedule for the week. Finally, I put all of my homework assignments, class schedule, and due dates.
Growing up whenever my mom or grandma would tell me organization helps life go smoother naturally I would roll my eyes, shake my head, and carry on about my day, but I was definitely wrong. Removing the clutter and getting everything sorted and written down was a huge relief. So far it as been a huge weight off of my back will help me move forward in a less stressful, happy life!