You’ve vowed to finally transform your “clutter mountain” into a “clutter molehill.” Now that your mind is set, how do you successfully negotiate the ins and outs of getting organized?
(1) Have specific goals.
Don’t say: I want to get organized.
Do say: I want to organize my estate.
Speaking in generalities leads to doing in generalities – or no results. Take the time to make specific organizing goals so that you get the fabulous organizing results you deserve.
(2) Calendar it to make it real.
Don’t say: I’ll get to organizing the garage when I have time.
Do say: I need to schedule a day to organize my garage.
If you treat organizing like a regular appointment, you are more likely to take it seriously and follow through on your get-organized goals.
(3) Focus on one thing.
Don’t say: This week, I’m going to overhaul my kitchen, organize my files, get ready for taxes, clean out my closet, update my address book, re-do my schedule…
Do say: This week, I’m going to organize my tax paperwork.
If you try to take on too many organizing projects, you will surely fail. Focus on one task, and one task only, until it is complete. And let that success, as little or big as it may be, propel you onward.
(4) Have a positive attitude.
Don’t say: Organizing my closet? Yikes! I don’t know if I can…
Do say: Organizing my closet? I’m ready! I’ll save so much time getting dressed each morning…
Your thoughts channel real power to help you achieve your organizing milestones – so think positively not only about the process but also the end result, and put those brain waves to good use!
Carmen Coker is a former US Air Force officer turned professional organizer. If you want to get organized and calm the chaos in your life, go to CarmenCoker.com for her free video how-to called the Secrets of the Super Organized™.