January is Get Organized Month!

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What? But it’s already nearly half over! Claire, why didn’t you tell me this before???

Relax. Get Organized month is a just a friendly reminder that you should start working on that organizing project. What I want to emphasize today is to keep it simple. Pick just one thing that you can actually get done this month. Thus, you will fulfill the promise of Get Organized month.

What one thing shall I pick?

  • Get an inbox, or start using the one you have
  • Make an appointment with yourself to sort through one box (one pile, one folder) this month. Make sure to budget time to put away/throw away/give away the contents
  • Donate all those old magazines that you will never have time to read. Where? Doctor’s office, school (for collage), East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse or give away on Craigslist.

So, that’s the secret. Pick a task you know you can accomplish by the end of the month. Doesn’t matter if it seems too easy. That kind of reasoning is why you haven’t done it yet. On Groundhog Day, celebrate!