Yesterday, while waiting in line at the grocery story, I noticed that many of the women's magazines had headlines about organizing. The very topic once made me consume every magazine that mentioned it. I was always on the lookout for new ideas for organizing my home.
However, on reflecting on the topic while waiting for my turn at the checkout line, I had a moment of clarity. I realized the solution to the problem of organizing. Lose it! That's right, start getting rid of stuff. Buying more plastic bins and labeling systems will not improve your life. It was in the middle of the grocery store that I realized I do not want to burden my family with the task of going through my *precious* things. Although I'm far from a hoarder, the thought of my children having to sort through things that were meaningless to them.
I'm going to start looking at my possessions with a fresh eye. I need to think about how much each item means to me and whether or not I really care enough about it for it to continue on after I'm gone. And I need to care about the trouble each item will cause my family after I'm gone, as well, because they are the ones who will have to deal with it in the end.