Were you one of my many people that set a New Year’s resolution to finally “Get Organized” and then not keep it? The resolution to “Get Organized” is very vague, so there’s no surprise that it’s hard to keep. But how to get back on track?
- Don’t call it a New Year’s resolution! I’m not a huge fan of them. I prefer Lifestyle Changes. Then you can do it anytime, and it doesn’t have to be so grand.
- Get specific! Spend time thinking about what “organized” means to you. Maybe it means…
- You can always find your keys in the morning.
- It only takes an hour to get the house ready for the housecleaner to come.
- You feel calm when you walk into your closet and can find clothes you like and feel good in.
- Laundry doesn’t pile up every week…On second thought, maybe don’t start there. Laundry is a beast; save that for Round 2! 😝
- Start small! Rome wasn’t built in a day, and your home won’t get organized in a day either. Take small steps each day (or weekend) to reach your goal. If you feel overwhelmed, pick a small project. For example, if you want to find your keys…
- Decide where they will go (PRO TIP: Put them where you naturally throw them when you enter your home.)
- Put a small container or hook for them to live in.
- See how that works for you and make necessary adjustments to the location or how they are stored.
- After that process works for a month, tackle another small project.
- Just start! One great way to get the ball rolling is to declutter something each day. It can just be one thing – one pen, one piece of clothing, one toy, etc. Put it in the trash, recycling, or the donation bag and pat yourself on the back! Of course, always feel free to do more than one item.
Always remember to organize in a way that makes sense for you and your family. Ignore the “shoulds” on social media if they don’t feel right to you.
If you’re still struggling with your organizing Lifestyle Change, please contact me for a complimentary consultation!