It can seem impossible to know where to start when you’re overwhelmed. Learn how to get organized when you are overwhelmed.
It doesn’t matter if you are overwhelmed by the mess or if you just don’t know where to start. It’s important to know how to get organized when you are overwhelmed. In this post, I want to share 4 simple tips to help you get there.
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How to get organized when you are overwhelmed
When you start to organize your home it can seem overwhelming. We love instant results and when you’re dealing with too much stuff without a place to put them it can seem like you’ll never have an organized home. Which makes that overwhelming feeling even stronger.
The following steps will help you get organized when you are overwhelmed.
Limit your time
When you spend too much time organizing you may find yourself getting burned out. So one way to easily get organized when you are overwhelmed is to limit your organizing time. I like to spend 20-minutes everyday organizing my home.
Find a place that needs to be organized, set a timer for 20 minutes and just start organizing. You’ll have that section completely organized in no time at all.
By limiting your organizing time, you will feel less overwhelmed with organizing your home.
Break up your organizing time
When you are organizing a lot of the time we focus on getting rid of items not cleaning up. To ease the overwhelmed feeling while organizing, cut the time in half. Use half of the time organizing, sorting, and decluttering. Then the other half of the time is spent cleaning up. Throw garbage away, gather stuff to donate, and put things away that don’t belong there.
By following this simple step, you’ll have a clean and organized home in no time without the overwhelming feeling.
Sort the clutter
The best way to get through the clutter and unorganized areas of your home is to sort your clutter. I like to sort into 4 categories:
- Doesn’t belong
The keep pile is items that you’re keeping and belong in the area that you’re currently organizing. The donate and garbage piles are items that you don’t want to keep and will be either donating or throwing away. The doesn’t belong pile is items that you’re wanting to keep but they don’t belong in that area. Then when you clean up after organizing you can put them where they belong. This step will help you in the long run.
Tackle small sections
When you are organizing your home one of the biggest struggles is feeling overwhelmed. When you tackle small areas of your home at a time you’ll see big results in small areas really quickly. This will help motivate you to keep going day after day.
Instead of thinking of rooms or closets, think about organizing a drawer, a shelf, or a cupboard. Really anything that you can get through in 20 minutes or less.
By following these 4 tips you’ll be on your way to living in an organized home without ever feeling overwhelmed. To make this process easier for you download the free 20-Minute Decluttering Checklist to help walk you through the decluttering process.
I hope that these tips will help you organize your home. What is the first area you’re going to organize? Tell me in the comments below.