I get asked a lot about either where to begin or how to find time or getting through that initial feeling of being overwhelmed to organize. It comes naturally to some people. I could go into a room, tear it apart, empty it out, and just go hog wild organizing crazy. I am a lucky one. I also know I am a rare one.
Of course, that's not the best way for someone to begin. If you are feeling overwhelmed, you really should start small. Pick one small project and go from there. Often times when you organize, I believe you will have a fabulous feeling of success when you are done. You know, that giddy smiley feeling where you re-open that cabinet 17 times in 10 minutes to gaze at your accomplishment? That feeling that makes you want to take before and after pictures and share them with the world? That feeling of wanting to sing and dance in joy and then go on to the next project? You should have those feelings. Because organizing anything big or small is a life changer. You just saved yourself time down the line. You just simplified and bettered your life. Hopefully you will be a full blown addict after a couple of small projects are knocked out of the park.
So lets chat about small projects. Simple quick things you can do to get the ball rolling. Projects that really should only take about 15 minutes or less. We all have a spare 15 minutes. Whether it's each day, every couple of days or even once a week.
I decided to start a new series. One Friday per month, I will pick some of my favorite fifteen minute or less organizing ideas that you can use as a "motivation spark". Just pick a project, and schedule that fifteen minutes in your planner, and then be prepared to pat yourself on the back! Why Friday? Because most people can find a few spare minutes over the weekend.
All simple and do-able right? Let's get a strong list going for future post ideas. What other tasks do you do to keep your life organized, in fifteen minutes or less? Which one of these are you going to tackle this weekend?