Today, we kick off with approaching storage clutter, the third most popular topic that was voted by you. We won’t be touching any storage clutter today. This is the day we set a goal for the week, plan for our action and take any preparation steps needed.
Goal: Set a SMART Goal for the Week for Storage
As we look at storage clutter, what is your goal? Make sure it is a SMART goal. This is a challenge so push yourself but also be S.M.A.R.T.
Plan: When are you going to do your work?
Take a look at your schedule. Where can you carve out 15-30 minutes each day? Yes, only 15-30 minutes is all that will be required each day in this challenge, not including reading the daily emails or blog information.
Also, look at your personality & lifestyle. Are you a morning person? Are you an evening person? Do you have others living with you? How will you work around them?
Plan: Where Will You Focus?
Is your storage in a closet or a garage or an actual storage facility or in another area?
Decide where you will start.
Prepare – Create Storage Spaces
Storage is a little different than clothes and paperwork so we will create a few new categories for your storage:
DO NOT Buy Any Storage Systems
Step away from the door of the Container Store. Don’t go into Ikea!!!!
One of the common pitfalls of organizing is to buy storage systems. The KEY to organizing is purging what is old and no longer useful to you. You will find that when you purge you probably won’t need that vacubag or set of plastic shelves or an actual storage unit or whatever.
(FYI – I LOVE the Container Store & Ikea. I just stay away from them for my own “safety.”)
Tomorrow – We Take Action
With you goal and plan in place, we will take action on approaching your storage and start creating routines.
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