How To Get Organized When Moving Into A New Season Of Life
This is the first September and October that I have spent in South Jersey since 2012 and AG’s first ever. It is crazy how much life and lifestyle can change just by driving three hours in the opposite direction. It truly puts things into perspective! While I am enjoying this season of life, it has definitely taken a lot to get to this point and a lot has happened this year. You can say that I am both stressed and sane.
One thing that I have had to prioritize is getting organized while moving into this new season of life. And by organization – I’m not talking about just my physical things. I had to get organized mentally, as well. Here are a few things that I have been up to recently, when it comes to decluttering, organizing, and getting myself together:
If you did not already know, I had another baby! A beautiful boy! While this journey has been nothing short of amazing, it has also been a huge wake up call because newborn life (as most of you know) is definitely not a walk in the park. This new season has brought me less sleep, with a need to work more, and take care of two nuggets. Possible? Yes. Stressful? Definitely.
One thing that I have had to do is learn how to prioritize. This is not very easy when juggling a million different aspects of life, but it is also essential, or else you will get lost within your to-do list. When you are prioritizing, there are a few things to consider. What do you need to do first? What needs to get done today? What does your family need? And, what is important to you? Let’s talk about that last one for a minute.
Taylor Nicolle Photo, 2020
What Is Important To Me
To start prioritizing, take a step back and think about your goals, your wants, and your needs. And, of course – your family’s needs, as well. Specifically, ask yourself:
-What’s most important to me, considering my big-picture goals?
-Where can I make the most significant contribution, based on my family’s needs and my work and home needs?
-What inspires me?
What inspires you and what is important to you should be considered! And honestly, I believe that the things that bring you joy and the things that inspire you should be at the top of your to-do list.
Remove The Junk
For me specifically, I need to remove the clutter and junk when moving into a new season of life – especially when it is paired with a physical move, like we just went through! If you need to get rid of the junk in your home and life, consider renting a dumpster to make the process easy and seamless. I found a local NJ-based company that can help you out with that called Mauriello Disposal Inc. They are NJ’s most convenient and cost effective source for dumpster rentals…and they have been for over 100 years! For myself and my family, we needed a dumpster to remove junk for our move, but you could also rent one if you are doing a remodeling project, doing a fall (or spring) clean, getting rid of things after a garage sale, while preparing and staging your home to sell, or clearing out clutter for the holidays.
Mauriello Disposal Inc. is a full-service waste removal, dumpster rental, disposal, and recycling company. They have been reliably serving commercial, industrial, and residential customers in northern and central New Jersey for over 100 years. Their customers include federal and state agencies, Fortune 500 companies, land developers, contractors, small businesses, and homeowners, too. They offer dumpsters to suit every need – no matter how large or small the project is.
Mauriello Disposal’s experienced sales team can often save prospective customers money through our innovative approach to waste management, waste reduction, and recycling. Our recycling efforts can minimize the amount of trash that is generated, resulting in an economic benefit, as well as an environmental benefit. The owner, Mark J. Mauriello set a goal to offer outstanding service (and he has accomplished this for over a century!) while also educating the consumer. Reach out to them today to find out pricing for dumpsters or a bagster dumpster alternative. You won’t regret it!
Is This Where I Want To Be?
Last but not least, ask yourself “is this where you want to be?” Also, ask yourself what you can do to improve your work flow, your life in general, and your organization. A new season of life is scary, but once you get organized, it could be a great new change!