One room at a time. (Or maybe just one room total this year?) Whatever small steps you can take to get organized at home, on the go and at work will do wonders for relieving stress in your life all-around. I always say the turn of the year is a great time to get organized, and not just because you are “starting new” or fresh.
Here I offer further justification as to why winter is a great time to organize the home:
1. The weather outside is lame. This is the time of year where we often find ourselves stuck indoors much of the time. Why not use some of that cooped-up time to accomplish something useful, like tackling that mess of a hall closet once and for all!
2. New stuff – After the holidays, we seem to have accumulated “new stuff”, and we often wonder where we are going to put it. This is a great time to fill a few bags and take them down to your local second hand store for donation. It will free up storage around the home and feel like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders.
3. Create Space for a new year! Cleaning and organizing around the home frees up storage and adds the much needed benefit of feeling like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders. With new resolutions to tackle, you need space and a calm, clean environment.
4. You are less busy – I’m talking about after the holidays here. There is always that period between Christmas and Easter where weekends are free and easy to come by – make the most of them by crossing a few organizing jobs off your list!
Happy New Year! How (or what) do you plan on getting organized in 2013?