So many make the resolution to get organized and quickly forget, run out of time, cannot figure how to do it, become overwhelmed immediately, or just plain give up. Don't let this be you. You can get organized in 2015.
The first rule is to tackle this project in small manageable pieces.
If you look at entire 5000 piece puzzle and try to do it in one
sitting, don't you soon realize that is not going to work. Most of us
start with the edges, and then move onto the inside by color of words. We
do not try to accomplish the puzzle in one sitting. You come back to
it and have fresh eyes. Organizing operates the same
way. Start with a small section of the room, even just a drawer.
Schedule a specific amount of time to work on it. Do not try to organize
an entire room or house in one day. That is too overwhelming and
The second rule is to make your time really work for you by writing down the
different areas of the room down on your calendar. That eliminates wasting
time trying to decide what area to work on and lets you start right away.
The third rule is to eliminate all interruptions. That means no
looking at emails, answering calls that can easily be returned, and having all those small errands and chores
done before you start.
The next rule is to designate enough time to get enough
accomplished that you feel good about your time and
see results. Do not schedule so much time that you are getting
upset because it is cutting into family, work or other important
The fifth rule is to realize that the clutter did not appear
overnight, so it will not disappear overnight. Give yourself time to
get organized. Do not expect results to happen instantaneously.
Organizing is about changing habits, establishing a system to fit your
current life and to revisit your systems and areas as your life and
situations change. Give yourself time, patience and some slack when
tackling an organizing project.