I woke up thinking about the pile of clutter that's hidden here and there in my house. I go through cycles of clutter organizing every couple of months. I consider myself a pretty organized person and my paper pile is no indication of that. I have a pretty good system for important documents, it's just a matter of doing it.
We all have great excuses that justify our clutter. Mine is, I have small children and I haven't had time to make my house look like the cover of Southern Living. The fact is, excuses do not help me advance in my organization need.
So, what in the world am I going to do?
1. Prioritize my efforts to declutter. Some things are more important than others. There's no purpose in being overwhelmed with multiple tasks.
2. Time Myself. 1 hour a day can do wonders. I know it cause I made an experiment a few years ago.
3. Create New Systems. The only way this will be my last time decluttering like crazy is if I create and maintain a new system for all the paper that comes in the house. I can give it a try for a few weeks and see if it's working. I may even include my system in my list of chores.
QUESTION • What was the first thing on your mind this morning?