But if you want to increase your pride and see success, you need to do more than just say "I want to get organized," you need to make it happen.
So how you do transform your resolution from a goal into a reality?
There are 6 key steps to getting organized.
1: Determine what areas you want to organize.
You are more likely to see success when you have a guide to follow. Start by determining which areas of your life you want to organize.
Do you want to de-clutter your bedroom - clean out your car -or organize your office?
2: Create a to-do list.
Creating A to-do list will increase your chances of success. Having a guide to follow is important.
To make your to-do list -- Write down each area of your home you want to clean, as well as your car, office, garage, pool house, and so forth.
3: Create a plan of action.
The first step in becoming organized is to rid yourself of clutter.
You need to find an appropriate place for items.
For example, eliminate that stack of files on your office desk by purchasing a filing cabinet.
4: Expand your to-do list.
You should create a bunch of headings for your to-do list. For example, your child's bedroom or playroom.
Before setting foot inside the room to clean and organize - know what you need to do. This keeps a project that should only take two days from turning into a two-week project.
Your detailed list can include sorting your child's clothes and donating those that no longer fit - collecting old toys to sell or donate - and so forth.
5: Take it one step at a time.
Being organized is a huge but important task. If you want to organize and de-clutter your entire home, it could take you months. If you try to rush the process, you will get overwhelmed and see poor results.
Start with one room and work your way out. Cross each task from your 'to do' list as you finish.
6: Share your goals with others.
Organizing and remaining organized is not something that can be done alone. Share
the experience with others -- and share a few tips on how they can help.
For example, is your husband known for tossing mail off to the side? Buy a desktop sorter and encourage him to use it. Do you have a small child? They are never too young to learn about cleaning up their toys or helping in the process.
About the author:Guy Ludig is a former editor and publisher of a weekly magazine. He is now operating a marketing, communication and event management company.
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