Get organized to organize

Get organized to organize Get organized to organized! Would you ever host a special event or take a week long trip without making a plan? I hope not! Would you feel confident walking a half marathon if the furthest you walked was 1 mile? Call me crazy but you’d be better off training, first. Getting organized is no different, you need to create a plan that includes 3 critical elements: Vision – clear, specific vision of what you want the space, area or room to look like. This includes the function of the space and how it is to be used. Goals – specific, detailed actions that will ensure that you achieve your vision. Timeline – realistic deadlines to get your organizing project done. Make a list Get organized to organize by making a list of your organizing priorities. That’s right, put it in writing. If everything feels like an organizing priority you will feel overwhelmed or stress. Asking yourself the following questions will help you to sort out your priorities: What area or room is stressing you (or someone you share it with)the most? What area or room do you tend to avoid going into, using or enjoying? If you organized a specific area or room, in what ways would it improve your life? Once your list is complete and in order of priority, highlight the top 3 projects. This is the beginning of your plan and now it’s time to set a realistic deadline for each project. There is no hard and fast rule. Some organizing projects are big enough in scope that you might have to allow several months to get them done. My “1-At-A-Time Rule” is essential when it comes to prioritizing and completing projects. Start with the project that is at the top of the… read more →