When you are done with a project or assignment
for the day, take 10-15 minutes to put your things away, i.e.,
workstation/desk area; kitchen or living room; children's play
will find that your next day will start out fresh and you will
feel more confident abut getting started. It will also help you
control the clutter, too.
on Only One Small Area at a Time If a house/office needs to be de-cluttered, focus on only
one small area at a time.
Don't look at the overall picture. This is usually too overwhelming.
Concentrate on organizing one small area so that you will feel good
about each accomplishment.
Any Organizing Project With a Cheerful Attitude Be
open to change, pro-active; have a "can-do" attitude
Stay disciplined; remain purposeful
If you take action each day, it will eventually become a habit
the Mail Set up one place only, which is convenient, where you can put your
Establish a routine for the mail
Get a desk organizer with slots for your bills, mail to read, mail
to answer, etc.
Shred your junk mail or recycle it
Be consistent about going through your mail (if not every day, at
least every couple of days)
Focused on a Cleaning Project When you decide to clean a room, try not to get side-tracked,
so that you will accomplish your goal in a reasonable set time.
Here are some tips for staying focused:
- If you need to put things away elsewhere, put them against the
wall in designated piles for specific areas. Don't leave room
to do it, so that you will remain focused on the immediate area
you are intent on cleaning, and not become distracted.
- Block out a specific time and help yourself stay within that
time by setting a timer in which to complete your project.
- Stay focused!
has done an excellent job in helping me organize my bills and