Happy New Year!!
January is "Get Organized” month and organization is in the top 3 resolutions that people set for themselves.
The beginning of the new year is a perfect time to start simplifying your life while its cold and dreary outside. By March when spring cleaning starts you’ll be ahead of the game and a Pro! Your friends will be so jealous.
Here’s the thing with resolutions. People have good intentions but then procrastination sets in, then frustration, and then people just shutdown.
Here’s my advice. Don’t make resolutions, make life-changing goals.
You can have big goals such as find a new job or a smaller goal such as organizing your closets. Whether its big or small break the goal down into attainable bite- size chunks. Let’s say your #1 goal is to declutter and organize all your closets. Well you aren’t going to start by organizing ALL the closets at once that would be disastrous!
Here are some simple steps to take:
Get out the calendar and decide on days and times (30 minute sessions) you are going to start working.
Get needed supplies such as trash bags, donation bags/ boxes, labels, create 3 sorting bins and label Keep Toss and Donate, water bottle, and put phone on silent
Start with smallest closet first and purge items into Keep, Toss and Donate bins. Later take toss to trash and find an area such as garage for donate.
Go to closet #2 (next session) and repeat.
After purging decide if you need to relocate things to other spaces or closets.
Figure out what type of containers or shelving you need. May need to take measurements.
Get needed containers.
Start with one closet and start organizing things into containers and onto shelves.
Continue with all closets until you have achieved you amazing goal!
Give yourself a reward! You did it!
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Simplify your life one step at a time!