The Small Stuff in Organizing

Posted By on January 10, 2014

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Imagine a chocolate cake. Now how do you eat cake?

Manners dictate that you slice the cake and eat the slice bite by bite. If you keep eating the cake slice by slice and bite by bite, you eventually eat the entire cake.

You can use the same approach to organize your physical and digital space. Using 15 to 20 minutes a day can help you make headway on clearing your space. Here are a few examples of tasks you can do in 15 to 20 minutes:

  • Clean out a drawer.
  • Go through a stack of magazines or catalogues. Toss the ones you don’t want.
  • Sort your email by name and go through one letter of the alphabet to delete or file.
  • Look at your sleeveless shirts to see what you no longer wear.
  • Set up your bills – either all or a few – so you can pay them online or automatically.
  • Clean out your wallet.
  • Redeem the change you’ve collected at a coin redemption vendor or your bank.
  • Make a decision about something you’ve been putting off.
  • Unload the dishwasher and reload it.
  • Pick up any clothes off the floor.

You have a great feeling of accomplishment when you do these tiny tasks. It makes a difference and motivates you to continue.

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