Get Organized in 2020
I’m going to take a wild guess that 95% of people reading this have some version of organizing in your goals for the new year. Well, if you’ve clicked on a blog post that says “Get Organized” – you’re obviously here for that!
Too many of us fail to follow through with our New Years resolutions because of one of the following reasons:
- They are unrealistic
- They are non-specific
- They are not a priority
I am going to share a few EASY tips to help you reach your organizing goals in 2020. Are you ready?
If you have an entire room full of years of neglect, don’t expect that you will knock it out in one weekend. Break your project up into small, simple pieces that are easy to execute. For example, take ONE box from that room and process it first. Take a moment after to relish your victory. Then keep going.
Maybe getting your home or office organized is a goal for you this year- but you need to think about what exactly that means. Put a label on it. Maybe it’s as simple as “I want to get in the habit of keeping my kitchen countertops cleared off, so that when I walk into it in the morning I feel fresh and ready to start the day.” I have more to say about that, but its another entire blog post!
Let’s be honest. Most of us have some sort of stubbornness in us. It doesn’t always come out in positive ways (especially in kids), but we can use it for the good of us and others! It’s time to get stubborn about your organizing goals. Dig up your grit. Go back to my first tip- START SMALL – and pick ONE small thing you will be stubborn about this year when it comes to being organized. Maybe it’s hanging your keys on the hook every single time you walk in the door. Maybe it’s keeping your bedroom floor clear of clutter. Maybe it’s actually putting the clothes into your dresser drawer instead of leaving them folded on the couch (or folding your clothes period!). Just pick one thing. Be stubborn about it. And when it turns into a habit/no brainer/something you don’t even think about.. then pick another!
STUBBORN: having or showing dogged determination not to change one’s attitude or position on something, especially in spite of good arguments or reasons to do so.
One thing I’m going to be stubborn about this year myself is updating my blog regularly! It won’t be perfect or glamorous, but it will be consistent. I hope that you will find these tips helpful and get inspired to simplify your life this year, so that you can spend more time with those you love, doing what you love.
Happy New Year!