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I Want To Get Organized But Where Do I Start?


I Want To Get Organized But Where Do I Start?

You can conquer the clutter!

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Question: I Want To Get Organized But Where Do I Start?
Organizing can be very overwhelming for beginners which often leads to frustration and putting the task off for another day, month or year.

Organizing does not have to be a dreaded task. You can absolutely conquer your clutter and get organized at any point in your life. All you need is the desire of wanting to get organized. Once you have the desire, you have conquered half the battle.

Answer: The key steps to getting organized are:
  • Determine Where to Start:
    The area that is causing you the most frustration is where you will want to begin. For example, your bedroom closet, kitchen cabinets, mud room, linen closet or bathroom.

  • Select the Time:
    Realistically determine how much time you can spend per day or per week to devote to organizing. Even 15-30 minutes will do.

  • Choose the Best Method:
    You may consider taking the Organization Challenge or, select the specific category you are interested in and follow the tips provided.

  • Avoiding Obstacles:
    Whenever we tackle a new project it is easy to get off course. Be patient with yourself. Don't try to tackle everything at once. Your goal is to accomplish getting organized at a pace that works best for you.

If you have any questions or concerns please send me an email: personalorganizing@aboutguide.com . You aren't in this alone. I am here to help you accomplish your organizing goals! And, don't forget to visit the forum to get tips from other readers.

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