When making the decision to get organized you must take into consideration the amount of time and energy it will take. We often promise ourselves that we will spend the next two hours
clearing out the garage and then admit to ourselves that the job is just too big to start so we give up. Here are some ideas to get you started and to stay on track.
Set a timer for 10 to 15 minutes and do as much as you can in that time period. If you have more energy and time set the timer for an additional 10 to 15 minutes. Once you have come to the end of your time allotted you will have succeeded in getting more organized.
Select an area that bothers you the most. It may be the entryway, the kitchen, your office or even your purse or briefcase. This will give you the greatest impact on your daily life and really make a difference. Start in one corner and work you way around the area. After several sessions you will begin to see the difference.If you put aside 10 to 15 minutes every day to organize you will have put in over one hours worth or organizing in just one week. After a month that goes up to four to six hours!
Recycle, Reduce...Repurpose! Those old plastic containers that have lost their lids can be used to hold odds and ends in your drawers. Picture your elastic bands, twist ties and bag clips in seperate containers near the front of your drawer. No more digging around for those smaller items you need.
If you get stuck sorting and not sure whether to keep something or not think about how easily it could be replaced. Is it an item you can buy anytime and what would be the expense associated with it?
Do not keep anything "Just In Case". Our homes are worth well over $150.00 per square foot. We need to utilize the space we have to its best.
When packing seasonal items away inspect each item and determine if it needs repair. If so, have it repaired now and it will be ready to go when that season arrives again. ie: camping gear, Christmas decorations, gardening tools and patio furniture.
If you find that dinner is always a rush try planning your weekly menu and then shop for the ingredients. You can access recipes that can be made in 30 minutes at www.canadianliving.com/food/quick_and_easy/ .
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