ID the scope of your organizing project

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The first step to any project is clearly identifying the scope of the project. Specifying what your aims are as a closed project will help you to know when it is complete. However, you don’t need to drill down into the details as you’re outlining your project.    “Getting organized” is not specific enough. Equally, a list a mile long with specific instructions such as “Create 43 hanging folders, each labelled with 3.5 inch tabs with 20 point Arial font with the following labels… and filing all the loose paperwork into those folders, being sure to purge any utility...

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How to start a project when it seems overwhelming

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One of the biggest concerns people have when they start an organizing project is where to start. We call it the domino effect.     There are some clothes in the home office that need to go to the bedroom closet, but the closet is stuffed, so we’d need to make some space in there to put the clothes away. There’s some sporting equipment in the closet that really should go in the garage, but there’s no room in the garage unless we put the bulk supplies in the pantry. But the pantry had a few boxes of paperwork that...

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It’s a new year! Lets set some personal goals

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What was the last thing you did that was worth remembering?   If you’re struggling to come up with something recent, perhaps it’s time to reconsider how you are going through life. Usually it takes some action on your part to make something memorable happen. So let’s start with this question, “What would I like to remember at the end of the year?” Now lets get to how to create goals to make that a reality.   If you feel overwhelmed looking at your life as a whole, use a wheel of life to look at different areas of...

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5 Tips for Getting Things Done

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We’ve all been there. Task A should be done today, yet when we get to the end of the day, it’s not done, again. Yet there are people who seem to be always getting things done. A common phrase of advice is “If you want something done, give it to a busy person.” Why is that? What do people who get things done have in common? And how can you learn from them in order to be as productive?    So you have a task that needs doing, but it doesn’t get done. Sometimes we experience negative self talk about...

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10 Tips for When Letting Go is Hard

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Picture this. It’s 25,000 years ago. You pick up the sharpened stone you use for skinning animals and add it to the pouch you sling over your shoulder. It also has some animal sinew in it that you use for fire starter sticks. You roll up the hides you slept under last night and strap them to your back. You have a basket handy so you can collect berries on the way. It’s time to move to winter quarters. Your extended family moves with you.   Life was simple. Hard, but simple. There were no greeting cards, pictures, extra...

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6 Tips to Organize your Closet

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Having an organized closet means it’s much easier to get dressed for the day or a special event. No rummaging for that top that goes especially well with those pants. No double (or triple) buying of the same type of outfit. No taking 30 minutes to put the perfect outfit together (unless you can’t make up your mind about what to wear!) The six keys to an organized closet are simple.   Key 1. Decide your styleKeep your style simple so you can mix and match items in your closet. Wear clothing that suits your body type, your profession,...

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