Rather than making a New Year’s resolution to finally de-clutter and organize your home and/or office, think about incorporating this as part of your life. Organizing is a process, not a one-time activity. If you are having trouble getting started, or even maintaining the system(s) you’ve already developed, create SMART goals. The acronym stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely.
Don’t have much time? Set a timer for 15 – 30 minutes and see how much you can get accomplished in that period of time. Remember to work on the one SMART goal you developed. It’s not as overwhelming as you think it may be if you break it out into smaller phases and stay in that one area until you complete what you started.