“thank you, for what you have done in our house its been life-altering”,
I am a little humbled, to know that what we do can be so inspiring to others, but I seriously know that these “alterations” do not just happen in the wink of your eye or twitch of your nose. We as a company spend countless hours planning spaces and developing a plan for our clients, and that is before we start going through the tubs, and boxes that someone moved in 4 years ago. The hours spent in the hot garages, to go through your stuff and help you make a decision about what to do with it, is surprisingly, not the difficult part. What is difficult for most is keeping up with the organization that we leave behind. It’s not that it’s such a difficult chore, it is helping a client see that a new habit needs to be formed. One of our latest clients sent me a text that said, “Thank you….so far I have put everything back in place after using it, Yay!” along with this GIF
How long does it take to get into a new habit? On average, it takes more than 21 days before a new behavior becomes automatic — 66 days to be exact. And how long it takes a new habit to form can vary widely depending on the behavior, the person, and the circumstances.
But it takes a vigilant effort every single day. You want to give up smoking or begin to run miles as you did in high school, then it takes effort, diligence, and digging the ditch until you have made the channel for the new habit to flow easily. Digging ditches isn’t fun. Digging through boxes stacked on boxes in a hot garage isn’t necessarily fun either, but it is what it takes to be able to use a garage for what it is intended for. Your sofa, for example, is not the laundry storage. Your garage is to park your vehicles in.
So the point of this is that although some days are challenging, and you might rather do anything else than “dig a ditch, remember, that you are creating a path for something better. A channel for good things to come your way, for a new habit to begin and some small changes that will make your life easier and sweeter.