cluttered surface
Organizing goals: clear clutter (image: Outside In Organizer)

Organizing goals | Less is more

Organizing goals can help you to set your sights on getting things done. Did you write organizing goals for 2018? It’s not too late to create them and I encourage you to write them down and post them in a place where you will see them on a daily basis. I wrote mine down and set my intention to live a more streamlined and less cluttered life. Here are some of my goals for the year: (Organizing tip: keep your list of goals to no more than 3. As you accomplish them you can add another.)

clutter free cabinet
Decluttered surface (image: Outside In Organizer)

Decluttering, Organizing goals: let it go if you don’t need or use it. Remember to discard or recycle items appropriately. Donate and consign items in good condition, someone else can use them.

  1. Let go of the items that I no longer need or use (donate). Examples: knick knacks, excess office supplies, unused bins.
  2. Thin out photos that are not in albums (scan some, frame others, discard duplicates). One of the many benefits of organizing is that you will enjoy things that you keep.
  3. Use a CRM to go paperless with client files (shred).

Productivity, Time management goals: get important tasks done, projects accomplished, and meet deadlines. Be strategic and focus on what is important. Identify time wasters. I own my business and work from home. These organizing goals reduce distractions and improve my productivity.

  1. Follow up with previous clients and leads (phone, text, email)
  2. Create a block of time (15-30 minutes) for daily meditation and or journal writing
  3. Read for 30 minutes, nightly
woman trying on clothing
Organizing your wardrobe (image: Outside In Organizer)

Wardrobe update; Image consulting goals: Everyone deserves to look their best, feel confident, and enjoy their wardrobe to the fullest.

  1. Let go of clothes that I don’t wear (consign, donate)
  2. Update outfits with inexpensive, trendy accessories (consignment, thrift shops, discount stores)

Organizing goals | Do’s and don’ts

As a San Diego Professional Organizer I share tips and will work with you to clarify your goals, make them realistic, and to stay on track to accomplish them.

  1. What are your organizing and productivity goals? Make them as specific as possible.
  2. Are you making progress? Set a deadline with checkpoints along the way.
  3. Do your goals need to be adjusted or revised? Review your progress during those check points.

Do’s and don’ts

  • Do reward yourself for your accomplishments. Even partially met goals need to be acknowledged.
  • Do work with an experienced Professional Organizer and Productivity Consultant like myself to get back or stay on track.
  • Don’t give up. We all experience setbacks, just start again.
  • Don’t judge yourself.
  • Don’t make your goals unrealistic. Too many or too broad a goal? Break it down into smaller goals.

What are you waiting for? Here’s to your success!

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