Getting An Organizing Project Started

Here are my top tips for starting and completing an organizing project. 

Create an Action Plan.  Determine the areas you want to organize.  Define your end goals. Identify times in your schedule to organize.

When organizing Here are my top tips for starting and completing an organizing project. 

Set aside time each day to organize.  Just 20 minutes a day will make the task seem manageable and help you reach your end goal without feeling overwhelmed.

When organizing/de-cluttering, ask yourself 3 important questions.  This exercise will allow you to see what you really need and what is truly important.

1.    How often do I use this item?

2.    How expensive is this item?

3.    How easy is it to replace?

Good enough is enough.  It is most important that your newly organized space works well for your needs.  Your space does not need to be perfect.

Finish each task completely.  Once you have determined what you will toss, keep or pass on – take it there.  This is the last step in the organizing process. 

Ask for help. There will be items that you are emotionally attached to and may find the "keep or pass on" decision more challenging.  Including a professional organizer, friend or family member in the process can help make the decisions easier.