Brace yourself, here it comes…the flood of New Year pressure to (fill in the blank) lose weight, start exercising, be a better person, and GET ORGANIZED!
By all means, if you’re feeling inspired we encourage you to ride the wave of momentum to tackle some clutter and take on an organizing project. Truth is, chances are you WILL feel better if you do. If you’re rolling your eyes a bit at the crush of repurposed articles and tip lists you’ll enjoy this lighthearted take from The Onion on the usual organizing advice. Here’s our favorite 5 from their list of 10.
If you feel overwhelmed by a big project, get the simplest parts out of the way first and then decide you’re done.
Condense all your lists of people to get revenge on into one well-maintained enemies list.
When organizing your desk, start by sorting things into piles of blue things and not-blue things.
Designate a special spot near the front door for keys, purses, backpacks, shoes, coats, unread mail, lunch boxes, musical instruments, sports equipment, loose papers, and yard games.
When decluttering, examine each item you own that was purchased with money you will never get back that was earned at a job you hate and ask yourself, “Does this bring me joy?”
Happy New Year! Here’s to keeping perspective while you’re setting intentions for the future!