Angela Ploetz

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Choosing Which Area To Organize

by Angela On February 25, 2009

Do you need to get organized, but you don’t know which area to tackle first?  If you have many spaces that need a little organizing TLC, it can be difficult to choose which area to begin with.  They all seem important.  You want to get each and every space organized.  So what do you do?  First, yes, the obvious, you have to choose one area to focus on.  Singling out an area to focus  on will help you stay on track and get the space organized quicker.  When you try to organize multiple areas at the same time, it drags the process out and you feel like it will never end.  Who wants that? So how do you choose? 

  1. Is the organization of the space time sensitive?  Do you have a party or gathering coming up, do you have taxes due?  If the space is time sensitive, it needs to be the priority.
  2. Ask yourself what is my biggest area of struggle or what area is causing you the most pain?  Gaining control over an area that is causing you pain can be incredibly empowering.  Even if you have to start with small steps, begin with the area that is causing you the most pain.
  3. Start with the area that will give you the quickest result.  Not to contradict what I just mentioned in the above number two, but if you are the type of person who gets motivated by seeing the visual process then you may be better off by choosing a space that you will be able to have a quick turn around time on.  Completing one smaller space may be just what you need to get motivated to complete a larger project.

 Choosing one area to focus on will help you conquer your biggest organizing challenges.   

What is your biggest organizing challenge?  Share by adding your comment below.   

Enjoy the good life,


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