Ten EASY Steps to Getting Organized
By Jan Hayner
Do you constantly read articles about getting
organized, and they all seem to say the same
thing, only the words are rearranged? And
somehow, you're still no further ahead than
when you first made that commitment to get
Perhaps it's time to try a simpler approach.
It will reduce the stress and still get the
job done. With all of the demands going on
in our lives on a day to day basis, it is
hard just trying to keep up, and simple system
Our home should be a refuge, de-cluttering
will help create that restful atmosphere.
Your can organize your home - simply - and
ensure you still have lots of time to do all
the things you love.
10 Tips for Getting Organized the Easy Way!!!
Look at the all-over picture of
your home or hire a professional organizer.
Go through every room and decide what
you want to do with that room and write
See if you can find any hidden storage
areas in each room.
Decide if you want to add another shelf
in the closet, use the storage space
on the inside of a door, or perhaps
store items under the bed.
Choose organizing products you like.
Do you want to use Rubbermaid, or are
the items in a hidden area where a cardboard
box will do. Using things that you like
(color, size, color etc.) will give
you a better feeling of a job-well-done.
Consider daily activities and routines
in your home.
Place items where they will do you the
most good. Something you use on a daily
basis should not be on a high shelf.
The vacuum cleaner should be kept in
or near the room you use it most.
Know why you want to get organized.
Are you doing this for yourself and
to make your life easier and save time,
or are you doing it because someone
told you to or your neighbor is doing
To do the job well, your heart must
be in it. Otherwise you will become
stressed, frustrated, and not develop
an effective time saving solution to
Set long-term and short-term goals.
What will you be happy with for now?
What would you like it to look like
by the end of the year? Sometimes doing
things a little at a time in order to
achieve the higher goal is better.
Develop a system for paper, files
By keeping on top of the paper filing,
paying bills and keeping notes you will
eliminate 20% of your stress in keeping
up a household.
Keep your organizing simple.
Always remember to WORK SMARTER, NOT
HARDER, find the simplest possible approach.
This is usually the most effective and
efficient way to accomplish a task.
Learn how to throw things away or
Haven't used it in a year? Get rid of
it! Doesn't fit or haven't worn it?
Get rid of it! Has needed mending for
over 6 months? Fix it or get rid of
it! Get the
Plan ahead and learn to save time.
If you know that you will need supplies
and you already plan on getting them,
make a list before you start your project
and get everything you will need. The
job will go much faster because you
will be so excited to see what it will
Want to get organized? Want methods
that are EASY? Get your free Organizing Your
Life THE EASY WAY pamphlet called; 50 Things
to do in 10 Minutes or Less. For more ideas,
articles and FREE tips visit Jan's website