Get Organized Week is here.
Do you have a stack of boxes in the garage that you don’t know what rests inside them?
Does your home office desk look like you left the windows open during a windstorm?
Is your closet so full you cannot see what’s in there? Has the cat been missing for awhile?
Now’s your chance to make an effort to organize. But I suggest you don’t attempt to organize everything…pick one part of your life and organize.
Here are some ideas.
- a family emergency binder
- a filing cabinet
- your kitchen utensil drawer
- the coat closet near your front door or mud room
- the cabinet under your kitchen sink
- your bathroom cabinets
- the shed
- the trunk of your car
- the top of your desk
- one book case
- the refrigerator
- the deep freeze in the garage
- the storage boxes stacked on the left side of your garage
- your shoe collection
If you need to organize your entire life and feel overwhelmed, try this:
- purchase a spiral bound notebook or get out a binder and some loose-leaf paper
- each page needs a heading such as, kids bathroom, attic, husbands car, business tax receipts, photo albums etc
- to avoid being overwhelmed start on page one of your spiral bound notebook and tackle that item. make a specific list of what it might entail to organize that item. If you opted for the 3-ring binder and loose-leaf pages add alphabetical divider indexes and organize your list alphabetically. This is how I do it and find that I stay on track because alphabetical organization keeps me from thinking too hard about what might be more important.
- attack the list from beginning to end doing one thing at a time. There shouldn’t be a priority since you let everything get this far out of hand, right?
- feel relief when an item is complete. Put a big X or smiley face across each page that is completed.
Take baby steps to get it done.
For more tips comment below with questions on my blog or Facebook page.
Eileen Saunders SRES, REALTOR with Tommy Morgan Realtors 2092 Old Taylor Road, Oxford, MS 38655 | 662-404-0816 | 662-234-5344 | equal housing