For many, spring brings a desire to literally and figuratively clean house. Some clients have recently talked about being “stuck” to deal with their more strategic issues because of clutter in their physical spaces. If this is the case, forget “desire” to clean house and think necessity.
Tfirst quarter of each year requires a certain culling and sorting to prepare for April’s tax deadline. How can you keep going with the purging and organizing? Most importantly, how can you implement systems that support you staying organized through the year?
For expert advice, I turn to my friend and colleague Kacy Paide of The Inspired Office.
Kacy loves to do what most people hate: organize offices & paper. She works with folks who are desperate for a more functional and beautiful office. Kacy has been a Professional Organizer since 2001 and has worked with over 500 clients.
In Kacy’s own words:
New clients always tell me that they just don’t know where to begin. Here are the steps I follow for each job. The steps aren’t always in the same order, but each step is crucial for lasting results. Luckily, step one is an easy part that doesn’t involve touching a single piece of paper.
There are no rules on how much time to spend on each step. Just focus on one at a time and allow yourself to take as much or as little time as you need. For some, this takes hours, for others, months. The sooner you start though, the sooner you finish, and the sooner you can reclaim some physical and emotional energy.
As always, I welcome your feedback and thoughts.