It’s an almost impossible position, because you never seem to have a chance to get more organized and figure out how to finish projects faster or save time and headaches.
When you move into a new home, it’s with lots of good resolutions about finding a place for everything and finally squeezing in some time for yourself. But for many people, instead they never feel like they have time to organize.
Here’s the solution: stop thinking of all the organizational tasks in front of you. Instead, take baby steps. Start with something easy – your silverware drawer for instance. Has it become a catch-all for pencils and pens, paper clips, that weird kitchen gadget someone gave you as a housewarming present? Well, take a good look at the contents. Start by removing anything that really doesn’t belong in a silverware drawer. Then simply remove everything that you never use and put in a give-away box or just toss in the trash.
A silverware drawer is a high-action location, so move any items that are used less than once a week to a low-action drawer. Then take five minutes and put all those odd pens and such where they belong. Now you’re done. Pat yourself on the back and read a magazine article or something. No – don’t feel obliged to start on another drawer – do that tomorrow. Your next step is to encourage your family to help you keep that one island of sanity. Over time, one task at a time, you can spread the joy to other drawers and other rooms.