If you follow me on Facebook, then you've probably already figured out that our topic for the month of April is Spring Organizing & Cleaning. We've talked about making decisions (in this case what to toss, what to keep, and what to work on) and just a few of the benefits being organized brings to your life and the lives of those around you.
And while it's no surprise that organizing is near and dear to my heart, the real reason I'm excited for this month's focus on cleaning and organizing is this:
"For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned. "
"Have a time and place for everything, and do everything in its time and place, and you will not only accomplish more, but have far more leisure than those who are always hurrying. "
- Tryon Edwards
YOU will benefit from becoming more organized by having more time to do the things you enjoy! And nowhere is this more apparent than in keeping a clean living environment - when your house is cleaned and stays that way through routine, you don't have to have marathon cleaning sessions that take huge chunks of time. When you know where your things are, you don't have to spend your time looking for them.
To help towards this goal I offer a downloadable Spring Cleaning Checklist that will help you:
stay on task
focus on one project at a time
help see the big picture
provide satisfaction as the items are checked off
You can get started on your new "spring forward cleaning schedule" by downloading and printing off the checklist to use it as your master list. And then take these two important steps:
1. Schedule your organizing/cleaning sessions into your calendar just like an appointment.
2. Decide on a reward when you've completed all the items you've highlighted.
Making it a priority in your schedule and having a fun reward at the end will help to ensure that you complete your projects. And if you need more help to organize your space, check out my eBook, Take Control of Your Space.
Until Next Time...