The collapse came when she did not find the monthly card for the tram.
Gunn Kari Fjæren Kverne was in an everyday situation most people can feel in: on the way out the door to go to work she realized she did not find the tram ticket.
And suddenly it said stop.
– I probably wanted something else before that, so the whole morning was chaos. Nothing was nice. Then I knew it physically. I was standing in the hallway and could not move. I looked around me thinking I could not decide anything. Then I sighed along the wall and began to cry, she says.
Be a rotehue
Kverne was 24 years old and had a good job, good friends and a big apartment for himself. Nevertheless, it was something that shattered.
Clothing and stuff floated around the home, and papers lay in one big pile. She always looked for something: a garment, a mascara or the last half of the bread slice.
– I finally found things, but from my childhood my room had been bombarded. I took a skipper roof when it was needed. But I got a lot of packaging for that of my parents, and when I left home, I thought it would be delicious that no one would care, she says.
Things jumped up, but Kverne threatened to clean up. Then came the episode with the monthly card.
– I could not do anything, the body did not listen. So I went and let me go. When I woke up, I decided to clean. I spent three days on my own message to clean and laugh. It is probably the worst excuse for a sick leave, but I did it anyway.
Some cleaning experts believe that too many things will consistently lead to mess. Therefore, they mean, you should get rid of a lot.
– Everything has its place
After the physical and mental cleanup, Kverne noted that she had easier to grab and land projects.
She started at the evening school. She became more organized. She realized that it was important to know a calm in the process instead of risking a heart attack to reach the goals.
1. First bid is to be aware and realize that you have a problem!
2. Identify and rank the problem classes and problems.
3. Involve your cohabitants, both adults and children, in a positive way. Motivation and unity are alpha and omega.
4. Provide tools: garbage bags, storage, shelves, boxes, etc..
5. Agree on a time and get together on one project at a time.
6. Be sure to have energy at your fingertips. Good drink, fruit, nuts and music? Please take breaks, but they must be short.
7. Laugh and joke You are sure to find many reasons for that. Remembrance of old memories is also good, but do not let it go hand in hand. Rather take pictures of the items that wake up memories and show them when visiting family and friends.
8. Take a photo of the project both before, during and after the process. It creates motivation and it’s fun to see how much one has gotten!
9. Complete the job completely. You get the prize in terms of satisfaction, joy, time saving and much more.
10. Make sure garbage is being thrown, gifts for f. example. Fretex is being delivered and “giving away” is picked up as soon as possible. It is important that all unnecessary be removed and that you do not move the problem to another part of your home.
(Source: Space for the Soul)
The key was to organize their home efficiently.
Now, almost 30 years later, the relationship to root is totally different. For Kverne, cleaning is not something that takes energy, it is something that gives energy. As a newly trained coach for the music industry, she works a lot from home, and then it’s okay that there is nothing that steals the concentration when she works.
– I’m not a petimeter and I can withstand a small shot. A fork and a spoon may lie in the same drawer. But everything has its place. When something shines for creativity, I’m doing something about it and it works.
Difference in the way we clear
In October 2014, the Journal of Consumer Research published a study that showed that the way we organize our homes can affect how we deal with adversity otherwise in life.
– Clearing is a way to understand our surroundings. When we clean, we organize our things in a significant way. We classify objects and give them precise features: knives are in the kitchen, towels are in the bathroom, children’s toys are in their bedroom and so on, one of the researchers behind the study, Delphine Dion, says to click housing.
These systems can be very personal. According to Dion, the difference is in how many categories we divide our things in.
– Some people place all the toys in one box, for example dolls and legos are together. Others need more precise categories, where legos are only added together with other legos. This is why someone is more tidy than others. It depends on how we perceive our surroundings, “says Dion.
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Wider categories are less stressful
She tells people who have fewer and wider categories for their things are less prone to stress. They do not care that the dolls and legos are mixed as long as they are in the playbox and not on the living room floor.
– People who are too tidy are having trouble using their own systems. It’s difficult to maintain detailed categories, and it’s hard to make sure everything is in the right place. Thus, people can get stressed when the objects are in the wrong place and feel overwhelmed or caught by their things.
On the other hand, she points out, “less tidy” people must cope with the social pressure. She believes that root is not politically correct.
– Just look at the Ikea directories. Ikea tries to convince us that it is important to have a neat house and that this leads to less stress and a simpler life.
– Does not create clean press
Communications manager at Ikea, Jan Christian Thommesen, says that the furniture chain conducted a population survey prior to the previous catalog launch.
One of two responded that root and disorder is a time and a source of frustration. They wanted smarter and more practical storage solutions for their homes.
– This is a sign that many people appreciate the words of everyday life, and of course they find good solutions to Ikea, without creating a social clean-up for that reason, he says.
– We know, however, that most people prefer to have a certain order in their homes, so we obviously offer products and solutions that make it easy to organize their own everyday lives..
– Important to people
Thommesen nevertheless believes that the marketing, like the assortment, is highly varied. In recent years, the focus on marketing in Norway has been how to make change with textiles at home, that more should take care of the good times when they are together at home and that Ikea wants to give more good start to the day.
– Smart solutions and functionality in everyday life will always be part of the solutions we show up, and the same will be creative decorative solutions that give inspiration and ideas to. That clearing and organizing is especially prominent in our marketing, therefore, does not really fit the reality, although it is of course part of the picture – simply because it is important for people.
Neat, but no fanatic
When the Kverne family moved from house to apartment, Gunn Kari noted that she had also collected some unnecessary things throughout her life.
Once again, she made a decision about what she really wanted to carry on.
– It’s important to me that nostalgia does not survive. I do not need everything. There may be too much “moose at sunset”. But things can also create well-being. I have, for example, Oldefar’s hanging hanging like a decorative item on the wall, says Kverne.
Her main principle is that when she takes me home, she is replacing something she already has. She avoids as far as she can to put things in the booth or in the cabin.
Beyond that, she believes the view of what can be characterized as root is individual.
– For example, I do not see instruments like root. But I probably did not think it was fun to see the golf set for my husband in the middle of the living room, “she said.
8 things you can get rid of
. without missing it afterwards.
“Decluttering” is a term commonly seen in interior magazines and various blogs. The Minimalists website explains that the term can not be viewed as an end result, but a process.
The point is to live “a rich life with fewer things”. You can see their lectures on the concept here.
What we characterize as redundancy is obviously different from person to person. Interior designer Eva Isachsen has created a cleaning manual where she tries to define what “mess” really is.
She uses these four categories:
- Rot is things that float.
- Things you do not need and unfinished projects.
- Too many things in too small space.
- Things that have no clear purpose or “home”.
For the same reason, the website Apartment Therapy has made an overview of things many have, but they like to get rid of. Perhaps this also applies to you?
1. Mugs & Mugs
That is, those you do not use. Many people have a variety of souvenirs or mugs, for example, they do not like the shape. Look at which bodies are actually in rotation. The rest will hardly miss you if you give them away.
2. Mini glass bottles with toiletries
Hotel safes and small shampoo bottles are convenient for travel, but if you have a large stock you should consider how useful they are. You probably need up to one travel bottle that you can fill in afterwards.
3. Old Medications
Without being hysterical of the date tag you can check how many of your medicines have expired on date. Pills from 1999 you can surely get rid of. The same applies to medicines you do not remember the effects.
4. Vases and pots
Often you get flowers and plants with corresponding storage. This may be convenient and welcome, but if it does not fit your style, then others may have more enjoyment.
5. Storage Boxes
Plastic boxes for storing leftovers and other foods are cheap and convenient. But the lids you have left, discolored boxes and those you actually never use often cause unnecessary chaos in the kitchen.
The three cardboard brands that were left over after the princess birthday you are unlikely to use again.
The classics, favorites and books you have not yet read are welcome. But the cheap paperback thrillers, who still have sand grains in the margin after the beach holiday, can give on.
Many people save on nice ties and fabric bits, just waiting to be used for the perfect “do it yourself” project. But what you basically know that you will never use is completely safe to remove from the collection.