Small clutter hacks lead to big organizing results

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Looking to get organized? Start with a small task and work up.
Small tasks will allow you to feel a sense of achievement sooner which will motivate you to keep going.

The secret to organizing success is feeling and experiencing the organizing euphoria that you get when you accomplish an area that has been cluttering your physical and mental space.

Pure and simple. It is a great feeling! Take pride in your accomplishments and the feeling that comes with being organized. You can do it!

I Dare You!
A great place to take some baby steps is with your wallet. We all have one…we all use it regularly…it's usually not that big and it shouldn't take too much time to organize. A cluttered wallet can lead to frustration when you need to find something and can't….we then drag ourselves down with negative talk. "I know I had it here somewhere…..I just had it…..darn what could I have done with it".

You then mentally trace your steps back….over and over again. Who needs it? Who has the time? Instead take that wallet of yours and dump the contents out. Right now, I dare you. Dump it on the floor, bed, wherever you are and start sorting.

Put all your receipts together. Put all the coins together, bills, credit cards, debit cards, coupons, business cards, scraps….gosh knows whatever else you might have in there. Sort it out and put back only the bare necessities….do away with everything else. Dump some of that spare change that has been weighing you down into a piggy bank. File or turf old receipts, put all your coupons together in one section. Now slowly close that wallet up….yep its actually gonna close this time.

There, doesn't that feel good….are you feeling the bliss yet? You will the next time you go to the store and you are able to find exactly what you need when you need it.

A bigger high
Move onto your purse. A bigger job, a little more time but believe me, the high only gets better with each task. The bigger the task the bigger the high…..and you want to know another secret….it's contagious.

Suddenly you find yourself looking for more tasks just so you can feel that high again…..oh ya it's good….experience it for yourself and tell me all about it!

Are you addicted yet?

2 thoughts on “Small clutter hacks lead to big organizing results

  • August 6 2007 at 11:27 am
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    For me, it's the diaper bag. Since it's doubling as my purse these days, you can imagine how heavy it is. I try to clean out every weekend. The junk I find in it! whew

  • August 30 2007 at 12:34 am
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    Another great place to start is the junk drawer – It's amazing how many items fit in that small space!

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