All too often life gets in the way of getting organized. With hectic schedules, activities and endless “to do” lists it’s not surprising little time is left to de-clutter and get things back in control.
There are some of us in the world who genuinely enjoy organizing: everything is always in its place, the clothes are folded and theirs time to enjoy and relax.
Then, there are the rest of us. The ones who are overwhelmed just by the very thought of “organizing”. At best it’s no fun, and at worst it seems overly rigid and downright disheartening.
In an effort to avoid becoming distraught and discouraged it helps to define your own personal definition of organization. There is not one definition of organization. If you can find what you want when you need it and it’s easy to put away, then you are organized.
Here are some easy tips that can help you become perfectly functional, productive, and organized:
- Slow down your life. It’s very difficult to get or stay organized if you continually function in a constant state of frenzy. Eliminate some activities to create more time in your life to attend to getting organized.
- Give yourself one little manageable task at a time and avoid trying to tackle the whole house in one day.
- As you start organizing, focus on purging the superfluous. These things are often unnecessary and are the cause of clutter.
- Set realistic expectations and establish specific goals with the end result in mind.
Let go of a fear of failure. Some don’t begin the organization process because they are afraid they won’t be successful. Take baby steps and celebrate tiny successes. This will give you the momentum to keep going.
Don’t lose sight of your goal. Take it easy. Relax!
Don’t feel like you have to have the perfect looking organized life. A few little tweaks are all it takes to turn distraught into dynamic!