Break the task into smaller chunks

If you want to get overwhelmed with de cluttering – then see your office as a gigantic mess with seemingly nowhere to start.   However, if you want to feel like you are taking concrete steps to accomplish your dream of having an organized office – then see if you can do what many project managers say “break the task up into smaller chunks!”  Here are some ways you can apply this philosophy to your office organization:

  •  Start small. Start with one pile – Begin someplace.  Perhaps it is one pile of papers or one filing cabinet or one part of your desk. 
  • Put the timer on for 5 minutes (see previous blog)
  • Celebrate your success!

I hope you got some practical ideas on how to declutter your office…it is a constant battle for some of us.  But these tips work!  Here’s to an organized office!

Clearing the Clutter

My husband and I have begun a remodeling project and this affords me another opportunity to clean out my clutter in my home office.   For some of you – organizing and de cluttering projects are motivating and fun.   I envy people like you and you can probably skip most of what I will be talking about in this blog. For the rest of us, these types of projects are hard to start, difficult to continue, and even harder to finish.  Here are three things I’ve done to keep me motivated.  Perhaps these will help you:

  1. Think how I’ll feel when I create space
  2. Commit to doing 5 minutes a day
  3. Break the task up into smaller chunks

The next 3 blogs will share some practical actions with each of these tips.