Are you overwhelmed with the thought of getting organized?
Here’s a challenge – set a timer for 20 minutes and pick one area. Sort things by “keep here”, “trash”, “store elsewhere” or “donate”. Sort first and then toss, then replace or relocate the items.
Or try the “Famous 27 Fling Boogie” suggested by Marla Cilley (The FlyLady) in the book Sink Reflections: FlyLady’s BabyStep Guide to Overcoming CHAOS (FlyLady Press Inc 2002). This is actually a fun and fast exercise she adapted from one of Suze Orman’s books The Courage to Be Rich. The suggestion is to take a garbage bag and run through the house to collect all the things you don’t love or use in 15 minute increments. Suze recommended 25 things at a time while the FlyLady recommends 27 things. Stop when the timer goes off. Afterwards get the items immediately out of your home.
Try this. You will be surprised at what you can accomplish in a short amount of time…it’s all small steps. It’s progress not perfection.
In fact you could use this technique to put your whole house in order. You can do anything for 15 or 20 minutes. Right?