As 2017 draws to a close I thought it would be interesting to see which posts resonated most with the Get Organized Wizard Community throughout the year.
Here’s our Top 7 posts, based on pageviews, social shares and comments during the year.
By far our most popular post in 2017, it gives 10 quick tips for getting organized via small, daily organizing actions – rather than through grand, life-changing plans.
In general, big plans to get organized bring out the perfectionist in you. Which leads you to procrastinate. The more grandiose your vision of a perfectly organized life, the more procrastination will sabotage you.
Even if you do go on a massive organizing rampage, the results will be short-lived unless you keep up good decluttering and organizing habits.
So the strategy that’s likely to be the most effective, that will keep your inner perfectionist under control, and that will last, is to decide on some daily organizing tasks that are pretty much non-negotiable. Here’s 10 to focus on first.
One of Michele’s mottoes is:
Have what you love; use what you have.
Anything that doesn’t serve you, doesn’t earn a place in your life.
But an obstacle to decluttering that many people face is deciding what to do with the stuff they get rid of.
Unfortunately, this dilemma can be so confusing that some people get completely immobilized – they end up unable to part with their stuff because they can’t decide where it should go.
Don’t let confusion stop you from releasing unloved, unused things from your home and your life.
Instead, use this guide.
A monster post with tons of home decluttering hacks, this post was a bit hit on Facebook, with thousands of shares.
6, 10, 23 and 24 were my favourites – what were yours?
People ask such great questions on our Facebook page. Here’s an extract from a recent one from Jennifer:
I do a lot of long term planning and while the paper planner works just fine there are
also advantages to using a digital planner such as outlook or calendar (for mac).
Right now I get frustrated as I try to manage both and it doesn’t always work well.
Any suggestions or advise would be so appreciated!
I think most people who like to be organized have wondered the same thing.
The perfect diary planner system – whether digital, paper, or a combination – will depend on the person.
Not only that, but the ideal solution may change over time with different life situations and preferences.
But in choosing among the diary and planner options, these 2 suggestions will help.
‘SMART’ is an acronym for 5 characteristics that help you set well-defined goals:
In this post we worked through how to set goals that adhere to the SMART goal principle. Along with a bunch of worked examples.
BTW have you enrolled in our free course: 5 Mistakes of Goal Setting – And How To Avoid Them
A while back Michele answered a question about getting organized for study on Yahoo Answers – and she thought it might also be helpful to her readers who are students – and their parents.
The question asked how to get organized in order to achieve better grades. Here’s her suggestion, along with a few extra tips just for you.
Has your closet been begging you to declutter for some time?
What do you think is holding you back? Are you unsure of:
- what things to get rid of &
- sizing, colours and styles that you’re determined to wear one day
- making a mistake and throwing something out that you will regret later?
The fear of letting go is very common. It’s what prevents a lot of us from a happy closet decluttering experience.
What if we flipped the thought process and asked … would you declutter your closet if the result meant that you can have more choice with less clutter?
And we’re not talking about buying or building a bigger closet! We’re talking about having better judgment and wiser fashion choices.
Over to you
What was your favourite organizing post of 2017? Let us know in the comments.
(And yes, it’s fine to share posts from other sites aswell.)