Procrastination affects us all. I’ll often get stuck into something after putting it off for so long that I wonder why I dreaded it so much. Sometimes I find that all I needed was a way in to get the ball rolling, just a little task that gets my interest into gear and kick starts the project.
I’ve found that a small win will help motivate clients to keep going for their organising goal. Starting with decluttering – if you keep feeling stuck, simply pick one of the below tasks and go for it! Set a timer for 20 minutes and see if breaking such a task into more manageable pieces feels more doable.
- Old stationery and crafting supplies
- dried up paints
- pens that don’t work
- notebooks that don’t inspire you
- Broken or cheap/free clothes hangers
- Socks that are threadbare
- Knits you didn’t wear last winter and knits with unmendable holes
- Clothes that you have always felt wrong in – for starters, jeans
- Mismatched or excess cutlery
- Baking accessories that you haven’t touched in years
- Fancy platters, place mats, doilies that aren’t ever used
- Expired makeup (foundation and concealers especially)
- Worn out towels of any variety
- Candles you’ll never use and that have lost their smell
- Household items
- Expired vouchers stuck to the fridge door
- Keys that you can’t match to any known lock
- Cards that aren’t meaningful
- Broken, old or unused toys
- Worn out, rusty or broken gardening tools that you don’t use
Have a go and let me know what it is that you found surprising?
Organising heart, head, and home