Great to see the Get Organized Wizard site getting a refresh.
As part of the update Michele Connolly has streamlined and is now focussing on four main areas:
One of my favourite organizing sites – I highly recommend it!
This quote I really concur with:
Organized and efficient individuals leave more than a strong first impression, they are also more desirable to potential employers.
Being organized is more than just a life skill – it’s also a competitive advantage in the market place. Don’t mistake cluttered for being carefree.
Often, we wait for everything else to get organized, and then we think we’ll start on our finances. Wrong! Getting your finances sorted FIRST is one of the best things you can do to get organized. By having a good financial budget in place, you’ll not only feel more in control, but it will take the stress out of other areas of your organizing. Suppose you want to purchase a new storage cabinet. It’s much better to know that you can comfortably afford it before diving in.
Oh, and did you know that having a budget in place can also lead to you making money? Yep, consider your current situation. You’ve done a budget and realised you need to cut back on some things and find other income sources. Plus you want to get organized. Use the two together to get back on track. Collect all your ‘clutter’ and put it up for sale on ebay. Or have a garage sale. You might just make a bit of money.
frugalmama has a bunch of other tips and motivation.
Instead take time to prepare for your upcoming holidays. How? Simple.
Follow the easy steps that Sarah has provided, complete with instructions for getting it all together in 10 weeks.
One of my favourite organizing books of all time is Peter Walsh’s excellent Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?.
In it he speculates on the relationship between a cluttered life and large butt. Basically, if you aren’t watching how you treat your surroundings, then you probably aren’t watching what you put in your body either.
Instead, take time to care for your surroundings, and you may find that you care for yourself a bit better too. Your jeans will thank you.
There’s plenty of organizing events on at this time of year, and it’s well worth attending a few to ‘top up’ your motivation. We’ll link to a few of them here. Feel free to let us know of your own organizing events in the comments.
There’s hundreds of organizing products on the market. Some are excellent. Some aren’t. Over the coming months Organizer Hub will be reviewing a wide variety of products, giving you the inside information on what’s worth checking.
As he notes, there’s really no reason to have drama in your life – you know, the carry on and histrionics – simply because it achieves nothing.
And further it only serves to complicate matters and make life harder.
In his post he takes us through the three simple steps to stopping the drama:
As he notes:
Tired of your horrible job? Breathe, focus on now, and do what needs to be done to deal with it.
Annoyed by someone? Let it go. Focus on what you’re doing, right now. And just get on with it.