Do you want to have more organization around your home, are you fed up with the chaos? Creating a plan will allow productivity in your organization sessions. Understanding what you want to organize and why you want to improve an area will help formulate a plan that will work.
- Having too many items will not make organizing easy, it is important that you aim to sort out the storage options before you start.
- Delegate time for the organizing, small batches or one big organizing session. However, planning to do too much in one go.
- Rubbish is a great place to start, start pulling all the bins and any other rubbish out of the rooms. This allows you to see the items in question.
- Have spots or boxes to store stuff that belong in other rooms, you will quickly loose motivation to continue organizing or you will get side tracked into another room and job. Only plan to leave the room when the task is complete.
- Break down the task into smaller jobs, sometimes organizing can take more time than you think and finishing one area before you start the next can give you a sense of accomplishment.
- Celebrate when you have organized a space.
The reasons for chaos
Whilst it is a great idea to tackle clutter, understanding the reasons as to why it is there in the first place is just as important. Otherwise moving the items isn’t always solving the problem you might just be creating more space for more clutter.
Knowing why an area doesn’t work or is full of clutter is difficult, writing down reasons why an area doesn’t work but help you work out a plan for going forward by creating something that does work for you.
Knowing what you need is one area that you can also consider, if you know that you have too many items then selling the excess and keeping the items you like is just part of the process. If you want to enjoy the item then have a space for them, a place they can call home. It can sometimes mean moving an item of furniture or saving up to buy a display area.
Sometimes an area can get overwhelming and this can make the idea of starting an organizing session difficult because you are not facing up to the problem. It can become too much to accept there is too many items and you can feel the task is too difficult to start. Find a friend, who is willing to help you organize the area, or break down into smaller chunks, even just chunks of time, 5 minutes of organizing is a start and you will feel motivated to continue with the organizing.
Creating your plan is simple, it is noting down the steps you need to address, from finding storage items and removing the rubbish from the area and crossing them off as you complete each one.
Therefore, if you are planning any organization there are a few steps that you might want to take before you start. It will make the process go smoother than organizing without a plan.