Tuesday, July 7, 2009

i can't organize because...

Are you putting off getting organized? If so, some of the “excuses” below might sound familiar to you! Don’t torture yourself by putting it off time and time again. Make a goal and start organizing today!

I Can't Organize Today Because...I don't know where to start.
The only wrong response to this excuse is to not start at all. Organizing or being organized is a way of life. It's not an event with a beginning and an end. It's an ongoing process that will help change your life and the way you see it. You can literally jump in anywhere.

I Can't Organize Today Because...the kids are home.
Perfect! Make your children part of your organizing as opposed to seeing them as obstacles or part of the problem. Take the opportunity to teach your children valuable lessons and habits that they can carry with them through life.

I Can't Organize Today Because...I don't have the money.
Organizing requires no money to get started. You simply need to pick a project and start. In fact, the very worst mistake you can make is to run out and spend a bunch of money on organizing supplies. Pretty boxes or containers are useless before you have taken the important first steps of purging your no longer needed belongings and coming up with a plan for the stuff that will remain.

I Can't Organize Today Because...it will take too long.
If you have just five minutes, you can begin to organize. One example, go to your bathroom cabinet and quickly pull out all products, medicinal or otherwise that are expired or that you have not used in the last 12 months. Be firm with yourself and toss anything that falls into this category.

I Can't Organize Today Because...it's too overwhelming.
Take baby steps. You can break your organizing project into small manageable pieces. Instead of cleaning out your whole closet at once, decide to just go through your purses or shoes. Then the following day or the next time you have a chance, you can move on to another phase.

I Can't Organize Today Because...I do not want to get rid of anything!
Very often we are so controlled by our emotions that we fail to realize that we are holding on to things that have outlived their usefulness. By giving some real thought to your purging phase, it may be much easier than you expect.

I Can't Organize Today Because...I'm afraid to do it wrong!
The only way to really do it wrong is to not do it. As you work through your project you will discover that some things may work better than others but there is very little about organizing that can't be undone if necessary.

See it’s not so bad! If you are still tempted to put off your next organizing project, DON’T! Take the time today to pick where you are going to start and then tomorrow take a few spare moments and dive in!

For more organizing ideas, visit my website: www.andreadekker.com

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