It’s time to take a deep breath and look around your house. What needs to be organized/re-organized? The answer will be different for everyone. So, this week, concentrate on what is going to make a difference to you.
Day 1. Is time management something you want to work on? Are you over-booked? Studies show that a to-do list of 3 items is doable within the context of a regular day’s activities. Can’t narrow your list that far? Take 5 things off your to-do list.
Day 2. Grab a garbage bag and venture into your toy room/craft room, whatever room where the clutter seems to gather. A lot of it is probably old and forgotten. Fill the bag with the unwanted items and get rid of them.
Day 3. Do you have a bulletin board? They are a great communication and life management tool. But, in order for it to work, it needs to stay current. Clearing off the old stuff will allow you to focus on what it currently important.
Day 4. Have you pulled out the fall decorations yet? If not, do it. If you have, what about those items that you didn’t use this year. Maybe it’s time for some of them to go. Donating holiday items is best before the holiday. Most charity thrifty store don’t have the storage space to keep them til next year and can only take them to sell immediately before the holiday.
Day 5. Delcutter a bookcase. Sometimes the little tiny flat surface of the shelf in front of the books becomes cluttered with junk, making it impossible to get to the books. Get rid of the stuff. Evaluate the books as well. Clearing a little space will make your bookcase much more visually calm.
If you missed week 38 of Get Organized in 2012 check it out here.