Every December I try to remember to make new files for the coming year. You know, the files for your bank statments, anything tax related etc. The ones that you would label with the year. Somehow I never get around to it in December. January comes along and the file drawer calls me. I get my trusty labeler, new file folders, and get to it. I happen to like organizing files and weeding out the unnecessary paper from the previous year. I have a real sense of accomplishment when I have finished this task.What do you do if that is something you like to avoid? You know, it is something that has to be done. You can do a little at a time. Set a time table – a date to start this process and a date to be finished. Schedule time to sort through and relabel – even if it is only one file and or only 10 minutes every day. Don’t make yourself crazy over it. Be disciplined but don’t expect to have it all finished in a week. Let me know how it goes.
Archive for January, 2010
Many people make a New Years Resolution to be more organized. I think we all want to be more organized, to accomplish more in a day. Maybe just to get more of our ‘to do’ list done. Do you just sit back and think, if I were more organized I would … (fill in the blank)? If so, why not make today the day you get started; instead of just sitting there thinking about it. You can work on just one thing. What is bothering you the most? Start there. Even if it is one drawer – the junk drawer in the kitchen that has not seen the light of day in years. Empty that drawer. I bet you will find that most of the things in the junk drawer are really and truly junk and can be tossed. Maybe your closet is bothering you. Why not take a hard look and see if you can fill a bag to take to a donation site. Perhaps there is nothing to donate. Then make your closet tidy – pairing up the shoes, organizing drawers, and hanging like colors together will make a difference.
Whatever you do towards being more organized is better than doing nothing. Let me know what you are doing and if you need a little guidance. Sometimes just a little encouragement is a big motivator!