Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Breaking it All Down

One thing I often hear from my clients is that they get so overwhelmed when they just THINK about organizing.  I often respond with “if you are looking at the whole thing at once, it probably is overwhelming.”  I would venture to say that most people don’t walk into a room, see what needs to be done and have oodles of time to do it all at once.
It’s like that old saying “Rome wasn’t built in a day”.  By breaking things down into smaller pieces it allows us to think more clearly how to tackle each piece.  
Here are some tips that might help:
  1. Assess the situation/problem.   
  1. What is currently working and what isn’t?   
  1. Ask yourself, “What do I want the final product to look like?
  1. Design a plan.  Example: a shelf in the laundry never stays clean and orderly.  A plan would be:
    • Remove everything from shelf
    • Wipe shelf clean
    • Decide what needs to go back on shelf
    • Determine container for items returning
    • Label container
5.   Implement the plan.
Organizing doesn’t have to be a painful experience.  Take some deep breaths.  Relax.  Stay calm.  Enjoy the process and the results!!
Happy Organizing!

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