You know the old adage of how to eat an elephant, right?… One small bite at a time.
I don’t know about you, but hearing this saying brings two questions to my mind…
One, Who eats elephant? And two, why does it feel so hard to take small bites?
Here’s the truth. It may be a new year and we may have lots of changes, goals and achievements we want to make, but we are still the same person.
Setting unrealistic goals and making drastic changes in our daily routines doesn’t help us. In fact, it can harm our overall progress.
This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t set goals for self-improvement. It means we should eat the elephant slowly, simply and with realistic goals that help us reach what we want to achieve.
We do this when learning to become more organized.
Rome wasn’t built in a day. Decluttering your home or setting new habits won’t happen in a day, either.
So, with that spirit, here’s the top 3 organization habits I’d encourage you to start doing this year.
Top 3 Simple Changes
1) Make your Bed- This is the number one thing I tell clients to start doing, because it’s so easy, takes less than a minute and makes a huge difference in your life. It doesn’t matter what time of day you make it….I’ve even made mine at 4:30pm! What matters is that you’re developing the habit of daily consistency.
2) Schedule One Family Courtesy Cleanup- Set 10 mins aside each day for a family clean-up. It can be after dinner, before bed or whatever time is best for you and your family, but just do it! Even if it’s one room that gets picked-up each day, the family habit you’ll create is the key to lifelong home organization. Plug a time in your phone now.
3) Throw at least one item away a day- Papers, food, mail…the list goes on and on of items that come and go into our daily life. Most are not meant to stay, so please toss or donate daily. This is such a simple thing that will keep clutter at bay and you in the driver’s seat when it comes to living an organized life. Make the trash can and donation bin your besties!
Set yourself up for success by taking one step at a time. Before you know it, that giant elephant goal you wanted to achieve is right within reach.
I hope you have a very Happy New Year, my Friend!
-Katie Your Simply Home LLC.