Get Organized but Where to Start

Are you overwhelmed with trying to get your home and life organized?  You just don’t know where to start on the organizing journey?

In Melody Granger’s post Why You Don’t Know Where to Start.”

She states:

When you’re looking around or trying to figure out where to start on any type of cleaning, organizing, decluttering, tidying, or overwhelming project, the reason you don’t know where to start is because you have too many options – there are too many places you could pick to start.


Melody gives several examples of places that need organized but can be overwhelming.

Such as:

  1. If you want to do yard work, but the entire yard needs some major TLC.
  2. If you want to get some things done in your office, but items have been stacked up.
  3. You want to clean the kitchen, but it’s blown up in the last 24 hours.
  4. You can take any room in a house or office and see the same situation happening – oh crap, where do I start?

So, where do you start to get your home organized?

Melody says:

Now, what is something you’d like to accomplish today, but it feels a bit intimidating? You have a lot of starting places, so pick one (you don’t even have to work it out in your head to figure out the “smartest” place to start) and just do it. Once you are in momentum, keep a steady pace to get as much done as you can while your “getting things done” ball is rolling.

It’s thru action that things happen. Thinking about things too much is often a great waste of time. Don’t think, move. Pick just one thing to do to get started.

Read Melody’s blog post here at Purging and follow her blog posts for more information from a Professional Organizer.


Last week I wrote a blog post about Organizing the Bedroom in 15 minutes. Read it here Bedroom

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