Motivation Monday – Clothes & our next steps

I recently wrote an email to you. I wanted to know WHY you wanted to get organized and the house cleaned up.

In that same email I also let you know that I was transitioning from The Tidy Tutor to a website called Wonderful Happy You.

I will still be The Tidy Tutor but with a twist… as more and more of my peeps get it together at home they’ve all come to the realization that it’s not about tidy, it’s about fulfillment.

It’s not just about being able to have people over to visit without being embarrassed, it’s about having people over so you can live the life that you WANT to live!

If you haven’t read that email, and you’d like to, you can click HERE.

I got so many responses to the email I sent!  Thank you so much if you are among those who wrote me back.

Since then I’ve been kinda overwhelmed with all the doing of that endeavor and today I realized that I just have to break it down, the way we break down our household to-dos, so I’m starting today, even though it’s on The Tidy Tutor’s site and Wonderful Happy You isn’t ready yet.

So here goes. The success we want, it all starts at home and we are starting with our bedrooms.

We can no longer take this journey passively. Time waits for no one, today is the tomorrow you spoke about yesterday.

We’ve got to realize that until we do get serious about DOING what we need to do at home, and stop making excuses and fretting about every piece of paper and broken tea cup that was our great grandmother’s, nothing will change in our lives.

Everything that we want in life hinges on getting the house cleaned up.

Let’s get fired up to DO IT!

If you are trying all kinds of stuff to clear energy, finding your money blocks, meditating to receive peace and answers… I gotta tell you, a messy home and disorganized life can’t be ignored. Everything you’re trying will be sabotaged by ignoring the disorder that is all around you.

There is no “Tomorrow,” there is only today, and it doesn’t matter if it’s Monday or Wednesday or Saturday, if it’s the morning, afternoon or evening… when we start is NOW.

So, we will begin in our bedrooms.

In this video I talk about clothing that we have all over the place making your bedroom look like a hamper blew up.

They are draped all over your stuff… exercise equipment, a chair that you can’t sit on, in laundry baskets… Everywhere you look in your room are clothes. Clothes and more clothes!

In the video I help you with this issue. Let’s get started!!!

A few reasons that we have so many pieces of clothing all over the room is:

  • We think we’re going to wear a particular thing we took off again, but since we wore it already we feel like we can’t put it in the drawer or closet.
  • We believe that there is no time to put it away or in the hamper, and we decide to do it later.
  • We have too many clothes and no room to put them away.

What to do from now on.

  • If you take it off and you think you’ll wear it again, hang it up or put it in the drawer.
  • If you say to yourself you can’t because it’s dirty then you put it in the hamper, or bag for dry-cleaning.
  • Employ a new habit called “Do it now!” and when you take off any garment, before it leaves your hand it goes where it goes!
  • Take time every day, even just 15 minutes, to go through your clothing so that you only have what you love, need and will wear.

Be sure to watch the video for the details.

Remember that this is a first step toward not only getting your life together and home organized, but beginning on the road to fulfillment.

So much of your life is held back because of the excess and disorder. It’s not only because of the confusion it causes but there are other ways it affects us and what we want in our lives.  (More on that in upcoming blogs…)

Let me know what you are thinking!

Take before and after pics!! Be proud of your progress, and don’t care about what you still have to do, just think about what you have done and what you are doing.

Love, Love and LOVE,
Kathy

 

 

 

 

The Tidy Tutor

Leave a Reply 8 comments

Penny - Reply

How did you know I was sitting here ready for bed in my raggedy old shirt and longjohns????!!

    Kathy Robers - Reply

    LOL!!!! Too funny Penny! Well… you know what to do 🙂 Are you gonna?

yolanda - Reply

Kathy… Thank you for your dedication to helping others… This is just what I needed to read to get me out of my funk… Got to clear the messy home and car… It’s my surroundings. That’s where my block is… Thank you Tidy Tudy!

    Kathy Robers - Reply

    Oh thank you so much for thanking me! I’m so glad it helped. It’s going to continue in this vein Yolanda. We are going to dive deep into identity and real change. I’ll be sending out more emails than usual. At least for a while.

Curri - Reply

Hi Kathy! Since employing TTU principles (since January of this year) I didn’t tealuze how far I had come until a new friend and her family came over Sat and my friend walked around our main floor looking around then looked at me and said “You don’t have any clutter! I really admire that!” I was honest and told her thank-you, I do have a few areas to “ go through” but I like keeping things simple esp in the main area of the house where we are most of the time. She said yes, it’s more peaceful that way. Clutter free is the new normal around here and I want to thank-you again Kathy for TTU and all your advice! AND being able to keep tidy while we have an addition being put on our house! I almost shed a tear because above our downstairs bathroom sink they were working from above and got wood shavings and dirt all over the counter and in the sink…and the mirror was smudged. After a couple days ( even though it was under construction) I STILL had to morning swish the counter and mirror! I totally cleaned out that sink and got the dirt off the counter…and totally thought of you and the TTU family, how I wanted to share that! It’s officially a habit now. Much love, Curri

    Kathy Robers - Reply

    Oh my goodness Curri! My heart is so filled with joy reading what you wrote. Thank you so much for sharing it. I love what I do, and that is the reason. xxooo xxxooooo

Donna Crane - Reply

Hi Kathy,

Your message about how a cluttered environment is a blocker to many of the good things in life is spot in to me. On throw away Thursday I threw away a old bag full of Pez candy dispensers that I had held on to. Now, finding out that some of those old Pez candy dispensers are valuable. Damn the luck right?! That incident is a red flag for me to organize!

My things are all throw in together in containers. Medicines, makeup, pens, batteries, important papers, stamps, pictures, cords wires, jewelry, hair care products, etc etc. When I need a certain
item. I have to rummaging through all these containers, looking for scissors a stamp or whatever else needed at the time! That’s exhausting, what a mess I’ve made of things!

My personal wonderful happy life, is so disorganized. You are very good at putting things into perspective. I hope you can help me, to help myself . So I can once again enjoy a wonderful happy life! I’m only 60 yrs young LOL.

Wish you all the best with the transition to Wonderful Happy Life> Thank you, for all your efforts and dedication to helping people declutter and find a clear path to a happier life.

Your Fan.
Donna

    Kathy Robers - Reply

    Hi Donna,

    I know none of us want to be in a position where we wish we hadn’t gotten rid of something, but the truth is, our stuff is holding us so far back that the dollar amount we can get from something we let go of is not worth the life it is stealing from us.

    Bravo that you let go, and I love your attitude to use it as a nudge to get it together!

    I know how frustrating and defeating it is when we can’t find thins we know we have. And the time in our life we loose searching for things, it’s sucky.

    Being disorganized really does take so much of our lives away from us.

    I would love to help you help yourself 🙂 I’m 3 years shy of 60. I’ve discovered that for people over 50 we’ve become held captive by our stuff and having the lifelong battle with disorder, we’ve become stuck… And the clock is ticking isn’t it? And we’ve got so much life to live, with more wisdom and more free time!

    Thank you for thanking me! I am more committed every day…

    Your note was so timely, as I was just speaking to someone about how my heart is for us baby boomers to step the heck out and be who were were born to be. Especially women who (as our generation was) told to get married, have babies, take care of the home and the rest would work out.

    For most of us, that hasn’t happened… Well, I could go on and on. Thank you again Fran!

    Love,
    Kathy

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