We often start to think at this time of year about getting more organised, and have the best of intentions of doing so. However, it is really easy to get overwhelmed by such a large sounding job, that it can easily get forgotten in the rush of day to day life.
This blog, of course, is all about how to get organised, and I often get asked to go back to the start – in terms of what to consider when completely starting from scratch.
Maybe you have never thought about getting organised before, or maybe you want to have a refresh and a rethink – whatever the case, I have put together my favourite posts for you in one easy to reference place.
These are what I would consider to be the “must reads” if you are thinking of tackling getting more organised in the near future. They will get you thinking, set you on a more logical path to succeed, and give you some quick wins to get motivated and start the momentum.
Understand your home
A lot of people look at getting organised as separate tasks that, when all completed, will create the vision you are aiming at.
This is true – to some extent. However, you first need to be aware of what that vision you are aiming at, is!
Getting to understand your home as a whole will help you to split it up into those smaller tasks. You will be able to plan out what you want to achieve, see the bigger picture and what you are aiming for, and create a home (and life) that really works for how you want to live.
My top reads for this are as follows (simply click on the picture to be taken to the post):-
After sorting out your home and what you want from that, you have to also look at yourself.
By this I mean that you need to understand a little about your likes / dislikes, and reasons for getting organised.
Having a reason for doing any organising will help you with motivation, and understanding your personality a little better will ensure you create organising systems and storage that works with you rather than against you.
(I have also added in a post about creating a balanced life – as this can be really eye opening in terms of what your priorities are/should be).
My favourite reads on this are: –
Once you have planned what you want to get done, and have understood a little more about what will work best for you when it comes to finding systems/storage etc…. then you will, I’m sure, be raring to get started!
This can be the real stumbling block – even if you have loads of motivation and ideas – as it can be hard to know where to start, and what to do first.
Before overwhelm sets in – try getting some quick wins under your belt.
Quick wins are easy to follow mini tasks that can make a huge difference very quickly to your home and how you feel about getting more organised, and that’s what the next set of posts are all about.
The best easy wins are usually related to decluttering or quick fixes – and I would always look to start with a declutter of the obvious items that can go from your home as a first step, as this will help to create a lighter feel to the house almost immediately. After that you can look at using some of the quick tips of organising and take it from there.
Get a fail safe method
So, you have pretty much got going – and are hopefully feeling a little more confident about what you will do. The last piece of the puzzle really is to have a fail safe method of organising that will work each and every time you tackle a project in your home – and that’s where my A.D.O.R.E method comes in.
This works for anything you want to get more organised, and makes you think about everything so that it’s not a quick fix – but more of a change that will work with you, and help you live a simpler life. I’m sure that you’ll love it!
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If you are asking HOW TO GET ORGANISED right now, then reading all the above posts will make things feel a lot more manageable for you, and set you on a successful path – wherever you want to end up!
Understand your home, Understand yourself, Get some Quick Wins and a Winning Method, and you will be able to tackle anything.