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Every year, just before wedding season hits, I get an itch to purge. I’m the kind of creative that just cannot function in the midst of a giant cluttered up mess. I know very well that some business owners have the messiest of work spaces and they know exactly where everything is, and they even prefer to have things in a state of “organized chaos”. I’m NOT that kind of person. If my surroundings are cluttered, too busy, and generally messy – I have a very hard time focussing. The pull on my brain to clean up is so strong that I absolutely can’t sit down to work on a project (whether it’s typing up a newsletter email or editing a wedding) unless I clean up my area first.
In fact, cleaning up is the last thing I do before I go to bed at night and it’s the first thing I do in the morning before I sit down to start my day with work. (Fun fact about me: I can’t even get in the bed to go to sleep without first straightening the blankets and pillows. Yep. I make the bed before getting in it. My husband just rolls right in and instantly falls asleep the second his head hits the pillow, no matter what state the blankets are in. I WISH I could do that!)
Over the past 7 years of being in business I’ve learned a lot about myself and how my brain processes information so I can hit a stride with working on projects. I get distracted easily, so I can’t work with music or the TV on in the background. I have to stop for frequent breaks so give my brain a second to unload. I have a tendency to focus INTENSELY HARD on one single project all day long, otherwise I feel scattered. Even the smallest little thing out of place bothers me until I fix it.
Since my office is located in the basement of the house where my husband takes off his muddy work boots/clothes, where the laundry room is located, where the wood stove sits and is constantly covered in wood chips and ash in the winter – making sure my surroundings are clear of distractions like that has a huge impact on my productivity.
There are a few things on my list that I do at least once a month. Sometimes I go about 3-4 months in between these purges, depending on how bad it’s needed.
The daily list for purging and general tidying up I do is just basic stuff that prevents me from going crazy. In reality, these are just things that I do on a daily basis that I don’t even have to think about.
There are so many beneficial reasons why decluttering your home and office is good practice. Even if you’re not so much like me and clutter doesn’t seem to bother you that much, decluttering will still help you. Maybe you’ve just become immune to your surroundings? Either way, I’m convinced you’ll benefit!
I’m not making this stuff up, folks! Decluttering your surrounding areas really DOES improve creativity and productivity. Happy cleaning!!