We’ve passed the halfway point of the 30-Day Organize-athon! Woohoo!
Many of you are saying your homes are already looking much less cluttered and better organized. That’s a pretty awesome result for only 5 minutes a day!
Now I know some of the tasks are a stretch to complete in 5 minutes, but here’s the thing. Well, two things.
- The surprise that many of you have discovered is that 5 minutes is actually a reasonable amount of time when you have a clear plan, focus and determination. Even 5 minutes will gain you progress toward any decluttering or organizing project, so doing your 5 minutes consistently is fabulous. Simply stop at the end of that time if you want to. You’ll have gotten somewhere, plus you’ll be creating a decluttering habit.
- For many others, the fact that you’re only committing to 5 minutes is what gets you past the perfectionistic procrastinator you usually wrestle with – it’s only 5 minutes so you can’t expect perfection. Then, once you start, you wonder why you procrastinated so long, and you want to do more. So do as much as you feel like doing!
Whichever is you, and you might vary depending on the task, just go with it. Do what feels good. But don’t beat yourself up for not doing more – you’re already doing more than you would have done otherwise. So yay all of us!
With Organize In 5 you tackle your home, work, closet, computer, health, finances, time management, relationships, family – even relaxation. You do it in tiny little actions that take just 5 minutes each. Now because they’re little actions (smaller than the ones we’ve been doing), they don’t seem like much effort at all. But because they’re every day, or even most days (yes, it’s OK to miss a day), they add up fast. I think of Organize In 5 as the time-poor, busy person’s solution to an organized life.
Again, I want to thank you all for being so fabulous and following through on your commitment, even though sometimes I’ve asked a lot of you. Together we’re making the world a happier, more organized place.
There are more prizes to come in the weeks ahead, including The Works! Pack, which contains our entire collection of organizing and productivity products and membership programs, including the hugely popular 52 Missions Home Organizer, Life & Goal Organizer, Design Your Life, My Business Organizer, plus much, much more!
So keep doing your 5-minute organizing tasks and checking in each day on the relevant blog post. (Comments on the Facebook page are no longer eligible for prizes, only because I think it might breach Facebook’s rules. However, if it’s accountability you’re after, by all means check in and post that you’ve completed the day’s task on Facebook.)
And I’ll see you very soon for Day 16’s task. We’ve had a few challenging ones this week, so the next task will be pretty easy.