Do you take the New Year as an opportunity to clean-up and get organized? No doubt, it is a great time to remove the clutter and organize your home. As we close out January, how much have you been able to get accomplished? Committing to get organized can be a bit overwhelming AND who has the time to get it all done? Do you have 3 or 4 hours this week to organize your kitchen, bedroom or bathroom? Answer is probably NO! Don’t put off this project until you have time because we both know, we will never have the time until we make the time and prioritize this. So let’s tackle the project by breaking it down and don’t let your time constraints keep you from accomplishing your goals in 2014!
If you only have 20 minutes each day, or 1 day per week, that is fine. Dedicate the time to focus on each item… without interruption. Just commit to be totally focused on it and you will be surprised how much you can accomplish in that short but focused time. The biggest thing to keep in mind is that you have to balance your resources (time) and commitments and you will notice make major progress and also feel like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders.
- Create a plan by breaking the project into chunks by room and then into smaller parts within the room, don’t write a novel, just a framework to guide you (roughly break the list up into tasks that will take about 15 minutes to complete)
- Include in your plan, a place to donate, trash big items or sell the items you are going through (food items, clothes, electronics and household items)
- Make a time commitment each day, set a schedule that works for you and STICK TO IT
- Include others in the plan
- Follow the plan and move on to the next area
Follow along with our 2014 Get Organized Challenge Series to get inspired room by room.
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Create your plan with our 2014 Evernote Calendar templates