Why is it so stinkin’ hard to get organized?
Most people have tons of reasons they spout for why they can’t get organized!
I’ve narrowed the laundry list of roadblocks down to ones that I hear most often from my clients…
Here are five reasons (a.k.a. roadblocks) that answer “why can’t I get organized” and what to do about it:
When routine organizing isn’t done or there isn’t a system in place to declutter and get rid of items that are no longer used, stuff can pile up into unmanageable mountains in a hurry.
And then overwhelm sets in and don’t know where to even start. Sound familiar?
Solution: Do you know how to eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
Here’s the thing. The same holds true for organizing.
Don’t let this roadblock stop you in your tracks.
Break down an organizing project into smaller tasks.
Is your kitchen bursting at the seams?
Start with the counters, then move into the drawers and cabinets.
Can’t see your desk?
Clear off the top and give yourself some room to work!
The key is just to start.
There’s no perfect place to begin and it’s most important that you get going.
Get a copy of my Daily Home Organizing Calendar: 365 Days to an Organized You for small action steps to take each day to drive forward progress towards and organized life!
You’d rather be doing something else
Wouldn’t we all? Even I put off organizing at certain times.
But I often regret it when I have to spend more time later looking for a misplaced item.
Solution: Do it now!
If you wait, you’re bound to lose time and get frustrated later.
Plus, if you set it aside for later, it’ll just take you even more time to do.
So don’t put it off.
Just get at it now, lady.
Play this game for some much needed motivation!
Sometimes organizing things is a snore, but that doesn’t mean the clutter is going to take care of itself.
Solution: Set aside time each day and just get to it!
Get in the habit of doing anything that can be done in two minutes or less right then and there instead of waiting until later.
Also, build in rewards to treat yourself for a job well done.
By the by, there’s only ever one treat I need (C-H-O-C-O-L-A-T-E).
You’re too busy
Did you know that a typical adult loses at least an hour a day to disorganization?
That adds up to about 2 weeks a year!
Solution: Reclaim that time right now!
In fact, you’re too busy to not have an organized life.
Spend 15 minutes a day decluttering and putting things back in their home. If items don’t have a home, establish one.
You don’t think you’re good at organizing
Maybe you’re not, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn how to improve your skill set.
Solution: Try changing your approach and find a way around this roadblock by committing to learning how to organize.
Stick with me and you’ll have a deeper skill set in no time!
Better yet, work with me! If you’re in the Cleveland area, let’s make a date.
If you’re beyond the Greater Cleveland area, you can get all of the organizing advice you need and a ton of support, come join me via virtual organizing sessions!
Let’s knock out your roadblocks together!
Over to you!
What’s your biggest excuse for not getting starting that organizing project you’ve been putting off?
Did I hit upon it already or is there something else?
Let’s chat about it in the comments!