When asked what the number one excuse people have on why they are not organized, Laura, The Org Junkie, said it was that they are overwhelmed by the amount they have to do in the little time they have. Listen to Get Your Next Fix From The Org Junkie. Read more clutter excuses and what to do about them here. Are you overwhelmed with no time to organize? If so, start with this…
ONE ACTION STEP
Pull out a notebook and walk through your house. Start at the front door. Write down organizing projects. Break an entire room into small sections. Instead of writing “kitchen” (huge and overwhelming) write “counter top to the left of the stove,” “cabinet above the microwave,” “drawer of utensils,” etc.
When you are finished pick ONE item on your list, circle it and begin organizing (or schedule when you will organize it on your calendar). Use Laura’s PROCESS steps so you have a plan and know just what to do. You can read about the PROCESS steps here and here and a reader’s success story here.
So many people go out of order when organizing. They buy the containers before they purge. Remember,
You can’t organize clutter!
Stay focused. Using a timer can help. Set it for 15 minutes and race the clock. If it goes off and you find you are not organizing anymore you might want to read Laura’s blog post about saying no to scattered and unfocused organizing.
What was the ONE area you circled on your list?