6 Organizational Tips for Starting the Decluttering Process

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(Newswire.net — February 22, 2022) –Are you feeling overwhelmed and anxious with the thought of your organization’s clutter? Are you tired of your workspace being a mess and not knowing where to start? Thankfully, there are several tips for starting that process. Use these six simple steps to begin the process of decluttering. With a little effort and perseverance, it won’t seem like such an arduous task when it’s done.

1. Go at Your Own Pace

Don’t stress yourself out if you’re taking a little longer than some to declutter. Don’t feel it will take too long if you don’t start immediately. If you need more time, that is fine. The important thing is that you get started and do what works for you. Don’t force yourself or expect to have it done overnight. If you need to, break it down into smaller steps, such as cleaning out a particular drawer or shelf at a time.

2. Set Reasonable Goals

If you’ve been procrastinating about decluttering, setting goals might help motivate you. Setting small goals and achieving them will build up your confidence and motivation. Make sure that the goals aren’t too big so that you don’t get overwhelmed. Decide what you want to get done, like acquiring a new computer for your office or workspace and purchasing new supplies. Make sure that these aren’t too ambitious so that you aren’t disappointed in not completing them all.

3. Get One Area Decluttered At a Time

Don’t take on the whole office in one day. Start with just one area if you don’t have the energy to tackle it all at once. Choose a single room or section of your office. Don’t worry about the rest for now. Once you’ve finished that space, move on to another area and continue until everything is done. If you’re overwhelmed and don’t think you can complete the whole office, don’t try. You’ll find that the more you work on it, the easier it becomes.

4. Plan For Time to Declutter

If you don’t have the willpower to walk away from your work every day and declutter a section, think about starting smaller. Set aside one afternoon a week or on the weekend for 5-10 minutes just for yourself. Keep track of where you put things so that you can gauge whether you’re making progress. This can help keep you motivated as well.

5. Rent a Mini Portable Storage Container to Use as a Filespace

If you’re still having trouble keeping clutter out of your office, try renting a mini portable storage container to stash all the paper and other knickknacks that you’re throwing away. It’s small, compact, and easy to store if you plan on getting rid of it. Just make sure to label it, so nothing gets mixed up.

6. Tidy Up Your Work Area

If you’re still struggling with clutter, take a few minutes to clean up your workspace. Take a quick look at what’s there and make necessary changes to have an organized workspace. This can motivate you to stay organized throughout the rest of the decluttering process. If your space is messy and organized simultaneously, it will be much easier for you to keep on top of things.

As you begin the process of decluttering, stay positive and motivated. Try to keep your expectations low and allow yourself to enjoy the process as you go. Doing this will make it easier for you to accomplish what needs to be done.