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New Year’s Resolutions = GUILT

Updated: Apr 3

Happy new year
Happy New Year 2023!

I don’t know about you, but I hate New Year’s Resolutions. You make a list of what you want to do, accomplish, or fix in the upcoming year.

And most of us don’t manage to do most of the items on the list. (How many times have you resolved to go to the gym more often?).

What happens is you just feel guilty. And feel bad about yourself for not being able to do these tasks that would improve your life. UGH. Who needs that?

Aim for an organized closet for your new year.
Organized closet

So many people come to me and sheepishly say they need help organizing their spaces, even though they have resolved to do better in the coming year. They have really beaten themselves up about not being “good enough” to be able to do this themselves.

Why feel guilty about not achieving complete Marie Kondo-style organization in your space?

So many of us are balancing really important pursuits like school, work, family, and often illness and caretaking of others. Those must take precedence over a perfectly tidy home!

But, OK, sometimes the lack of organization and overwhelming mess becomes so stressful that it interferes with all these important things.

Fix your car with a pro.
car repair

So ask yourself – do you assume that you are good at everything? How about fixing the plumbing in your sink, changing the carburetor in your car, putting a new roof on your home? Or course not! It’s perfectly OK to reach out to a professional who can do the job better, quicker, and more effectively than yourself.

This year, if you’re suffering from clutter monsters all over your home and life that are making you crazy and blocking the enjoyment of your life or ability to work, give yourself the gift of turning to a professional organizer.

They can come in and set up organizational systems geared to your lifestyle and teach you tips and tricks to get your house in order. An organizer can help you get your space to where it needs to be and give you the tools to maintain it. What a great way to start your new year!

Cooking with your kids.
Fun family activities like cooking.

Don’t feel guilty about not being able to do tasks you may not be good at. Hire a pro and spend your time doing what’s important and what gives you joy!


For an organizer near you, contact NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals)

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