Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The secret to organizing

This is it. The secret of organizing.
Put like items together so they are ALL IN ONE PLACE. It is actually less effort to have items all in one place and walk to that place when you want it than to maintain several places for the same item.

How do you start?
One "place" at a time.
Determine the function of each "place".

The easiest place is the bedroom closet or bureau. It should be a place for clothing storage. If you have clothing stored in other rooms, gather it and bring it to the place where the bulk of the clothing is stored. You think you have too much fit into the space. I challenge you to take a close look at the items to see what you truly have and need. How can you determine what you have unless it is all in one place? Start with pants. Gather all of the pants and throw away anything that is outdated, does not fit, is too worn, or you plain hate. Now designate a specific are just for pants. If you still don't have enough space then go through it again and purge more. See what doubles you can purge. Once you have it all in one place you can make it eye pleasing.

Go through this process with all other items of clothing.

Now go through this process with every category of item you have. After clothing, here are some categories that you can do: shoes, bedding, books, movies, office supplies, dishes, pots and pans, food serving items, gifts and gift wrapping, games.

The process in a nutshell is: put that item all in one place, purge, designate area, purge more, make pretty,

Keep organized. If you purchase new ones you will have to make sure they fit within the designated area.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Energy of Clutter

This Article is so good I wanted to share it. This is why we need to be vigilant in getting rid of our extra stuff.

The Emotional Toll of Clutter

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

How to Accomplish Organization

It is very often that I am helping someone get organized who starts going off on a tangent or story about an item or bad habit. Not to be mean -- but -- who cares. The stories are important but there is a time and place for them. Your story is only trying to distract us from getting you organized. It is an excuse as to why the item is not put away or the the one action has turned into a bad habit. My job is to bring you back to the present task. In other words, FOCUS on the task at hand.

Another thing you can do is to try to look at the big picture and accomplish tasks in order. For example, if you want to get your office organized, ask why. Is it because you are being unproductive or not earning money? If yes address the processes that will make you productive or earn money as opposed to making sure that your files are in pretty, color coded folders. I would love you to get to that level but you have to deal with the most important issue first.

How can you accomplish this without me sitting in front of you. Dwell on the important.  Get out of your own way. Don't dwell on past mistakes. Just look at what needs to get done. Usually when you get right down to the task, it takes a lot less time than you think.

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