When your space is organized and clutter free, you’re free to be who you’re meant to be. You’re more creative, more productive and more inspired when you feel comfortable in your home or office. If your space has gotten out of control, I can help.
Each month I’ll provide an organizing tip that’s part of a year-long plan. Follow the suggested organizing activities and by the end of the year your entire house will be organized.
The key is starting small and tackling bite-sized projects. Don’t sabotage your efforts with an all-or-nothing approach. Commit to one action a month and you’ll reap the benefits of immediate results.
This month get inspired to assess and visualize your space.
Assess and visualize
January is Get Organized month. It makes sense because people are ready to make changes, commit to new habits and start the New Year right.
As a professional organizer, my schedule is jam-packed after the first of the year with clients who want to organize their homes, reclaim their space and be more productive in the space they’re in. Here’s what they might not realize – it takes time. It’s not a weekend project, at least not if they want to get their home to the point that “organizing” stays off their to-do list.
The problem is, when you get fed up with your space, you want to make an immediate change, but the first step in organizing you home isn’t doing anything, it’s seeing the big picture.
When you get fed up with your space, you want to make an immediate change, but the first step in organizing you home isn’t doing anything, it’s seeing the big picture. Click To Tweet
You know you want your home to look better and more organized, but there’s a wide range of “organized.” For example, do you want to make sure there’s room for a laundry bin in the closet to keep the clothes off the bedroom floor or do you want labels on every shelf and in every drawer of every closet? There’s no right or wrong way to organize. It can, however, take a long time to get to what’s right for you and your family if you don’t have a good game plan going in.
Use these questions to visualize the final outcome you desire in an organized home:
- How do you want your home to look when it’s organized?
- What would make you happy?
- If money was no object, how would it look?
After you’ve got a clear picture of what your organized and uncluttered home looks like, assess the current space. Look at the entire house. Is there a room that bothers you most? That’s the place you’ll want to start. Often, it’s the bedroom that causes angst because the clutter in the room is the last thing you see before you fall asleep. That in turn makes it difficult to get a restful night’s sleep because your brain is processing all the things you have to do.
You’ll alleviate some of your immediate anxiety by identifying the space that bothers you most and making that a starting point.
Spend 10-20 minutes visualizing your organized home. Write down what comes to mind. Make a list of why an organized house is important for you. What pain-points are you addressing? Writing it down, even if it’s only for your eyes, will help keep you on track and motivated through the process.
Organizing isn’t just about having a more clutter-free space. It’s giving you space for what’s next in your life.
Of course, if you’re impatient or anxious to see more immediate progress, email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a consultation and see if working with a professional organizer is right for you.