Take 15 minutes and assemble a "while-you-wait" bag. Do you find yourself standing in line, stuck in traffic, at your child's sporting event and wish you had something to occupy your time? You can get a lot done in brief periods of time. Pack your bag for those projects you can do anywhere and keep the tools you need in your bag too. here are a few ideas:
*Read a novel or magazine
*Write thank you notes
*Sort through your coupons
*Write a shopping list
*Pay your bills
*Plan your weekly menus
*Fill out forms
*Write a blog
Does the thought of organizing your garage seem too daunting? Do you wonder where to begin when you can’t even walk in there? When was the last time you were able to park your car(s) in your garage? Let me help you get started--because sometimes that's the hardest part! Here’s how: Preparation Set aside an entire weekend – schedule on your calendarSchedule a donation service to pickup your donations after the weekendGather Materialsdrop-box or a bagster for your mountain of discards that can’t be donatedtent canopy to set up in your driveway or yard to keep you shaded or dry during the process3-4 folding tables to set up under the canopy for sortingboxes for sorting items you want to keep and labeled by categoryIdentify the different categories of things you want to keep in your garage; i.e. sports equipment, tools, gardening, household supplies, automotive, camping, holiday, etc.Set-up your staging areaKeep Area - sorting tables and boxes labeled by categoryDonate Area - place t…
The season has shifted and we are “officially” in fall. When I think about the seasons and how they relate to organizing activities fall is about letting go. Take a look outside, the leaves have turned to shades of golden and red hues and little by little each one is letting go. This is a necessary process for trees to grow and become stronger.
The same can be said for our stuff. When we hold on to stuff that isn’t serving us today we can’t easily experience personal growth because we stay stuck in our past or live in the futurejust in case we might need it someday. Maybe we can’t let go because we have difficulty deciding what to do with something. Perhaps our ADHD keeps us from focusing on organizing because it’s mundane.
Whatever the reason is that you are holding on to stuff, I invite you to think about falling back into organizing habits that may have gone by the wayside. Take a cue from nature and let go. Give yourself permissionto let g…
A serious contender for why clutter and disorganization occur is an inability to easily make decisions about where to put things and what things to keep. How do you decide where to put your stuff?What stuff do you not know where to put it away?
If this is a challenge for you, try the D.E.C.I.D.E. model to determine what to do with items that are cluttering your environment: D= definewhen and where you use the item. E = establish the criteria for whether or not to keep the item (i.e. do you use it, do you love it, is it beautiful. etc.). C = consider all the alternatives of not keeping the item (i.e. can you borrow it or easily replace it later if you do need it). I = identify the best placement for where to keep the item based on use.