Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of clutter in one area of your home? Does it seem to be too large to tackle, so therefore, you don’t start? Instead, you can learn how to manage – and complete – your organizing project. It is natural to view a room as one project, but you don’t have to! One of the comments on the Testimonials Page of my website is the following:
“I listened to what you said about tackling a huge project by knocking the jobs out one by one instead of trying to do the whole thing in one fell swoop. Your advice was amazing!”
Here are four tricks to help you avoid overwhelm on your next large project.
One pattern I see when helping people organize is that there is a space away from the main living area where clutter is stashed. This could be a spare bedroom, an office, a garage, or an attic. Why are these rooms so stuffed with clutter? Barbara Hemphill, an expert in productivity, defines clutter is “postponed decisions.” When you don’t feel like making a decision, the spare room can become a natural spot to stash something you intend to think about…later. One of the tools that will help you complete a large project is to resolve to make decisions as you sort. I am not saying it will be easy, but you do need this tool in order to move forward.
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