Busy work

Organizing tipSave busy work until the end of the day. It can be tempting to get the busy work out of the way, but you’ll be more productive if you address top priority items first, while fresh and full of energy. Devote time and energy to completing the most important and urgent items then take care of busy work.

Monthly de-cluttering challenge

Organizing tipAs we start the new year, (Happy 2021!) I’d like to invite you to participate in my monthly de-cluttering challenge. For the month of January, remove 10 things that you have in your home as a result of an impulsive purchase. Some examples of impulse buys are gifts that we never gave, cute items that have no purpose, and sale items we don’t use.

Please share your items with me, and I’ll add you to the Monthly de-cluttering challenge email list. You’ll get an email on the fist of every month prompting you to get rid of something from your home. At the end of 2021 your home will be more organized and less cluttered.

 

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Gift Giving Questions

Organizing tipWhen buying gifts there are 3 simple questions you can ask to help determine how the gift will be received.

  1. Will this gift we a treasure or burden for the recipient?
  2. How practical and useful is this gift?
  3. Is this gift going to be difficult to use, assemble, or store?

Find some organizer friendly gift ideas in my past blog.

Thankful

Organizing tipAllow yourself to be thankful for the smallest bit of order or organization you have. Small victories can provide so much satisfaction. For example last week when I remembered where I put something for which I’d been searching. Please share your small victories with me.

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Conjure the organizing spirit

Organizing tipWhen do you feel the most energized and awake? Is it in the morning, afternoon, or evening? That answer is when you’ll conjure the most organizing spirit, so use that time to plan your most difficult organizing tasks. Match your tasks to your energy level. By doing this your likelihood of success increases.