Organizing Tip #1: Organizing is a "Cinch By The Inch"
Feeling overwhelmed with a project you’d like to accomplish? Remember it’s a “cinch by the inch & hard by the yard”! Break down the project into a few manageable, prioritized action steps. Then determine how often you’d like to work on it and when. Start with your first action step. Depending on the type of project, you might choose to work on it just 10 – 15 minutes a day until it’s complete. A project like de-cluttering, organizing and filing paperwork is a good one to work on a few minutes a day. For a project like re-organizing the garage or a closet, you may want to set aside several hours at a time. When you begin, SET A TIMER! When the timer goes off, ask yourself if you feel like setting it again and working a little longer. If you do, set it again & keep working. If you don’t, stop and repeat this process the next time you’ve scheduled to work on it. Working on your project this way can shift you from feeling overwhelmed to feeling a sense of accomplishment; and soon your project will be completed!