16 Dec Start Small and It’ll Snowball
Are there projects that you’ve been wanting to get done but you can’t seem to get up the energy or drive to tackle them? Sometimes it can feel overwhelming.
Here’s a mantra for you: “Start small and it’ll snowball.” I recommend starting in a small area that’s been bothering you. You know the one. The area that every time you look at it, you think “Ugg,” and you’re not thinking of winter boots. A good “small area” in which to begin would be a linen closet or a pantry.
After that area is organized (and quickly, I might add), you’ll immediately feel the positive effects. This will lead to organizing the next most-burdensome area, and so on, until the
“Snowball” of organization grows bigger.
Now, to get started, grab a timer and some music. Why? For motivation! The timer will show you how LITTLE time it takes. The music will create a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. You’ll soon be singing along to the music, in the holiday mood, and feeling elated at accomplishing a long-held goal — one that will simplify life and reduce stress.
My advice is to take everything out of the area, then strategically decide what needs to go back in and where it makes the most sense. During this process, you’ll find there are things you can part with (donate or throw away), or perhaps they really belong elsewhere. Utilize household items to organize like-things together. For instance, shoeboxes and plastic cups corral things quite neatly and inexpensively.
Here are two projects I recently completed in a short amount of time. The linen closet took 15 minutes and the pantry took 90 minutes. Boom!
Who says we can’t build a snowman in this part of Texas? (December 2018 proved we CAN build a snowman in Texas!) J Organize with this method and see the snowball grow, until it’s a snowman!
A note to those selling their home: Presenting an organized home is very important because it conveys a well-maintained home. For things both visible and behind closet and cabinet doors, organization is imperative. Plus, it will make it easier to keep your home show-ready.