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Procrastination and your clutter

Thanks to Cindy Bernstein of Aim4Order for this episode of Tips from the Pros with an article about procrastination.

Procrastination and your clutter go hand in hand.
Making lists can help eliminate procrastination.

Fear is the parent of procrastination.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Time is money.
~ Unknown


Procrastination in keeping your home organized can have its roots in fear or other emotions. It leads to clutter and clutter leads to more procrastination. Once you get a handle on that, you can let it go and start the organizing process.

Sometimes clutter comes from not having enough space to put things away. Other times it comes from hanging onto things we really don’t want or need. Once the clutter starts accumulating it can suck away your energy, cause stress and depression.

Often times we choose to put off doing things that are difficult. Sometimes we are not even aware of the fact that we are procrastinating. The act of procrastination gives a feeling of relief, at least temporarily, while we push away the things that need to get done.

You don’t have to completely avoid the fun things you want to do in your daily life, however there should be a balance between what you need to do and what you want to do.

To put an end to the procrastination, try these steps:

  • Make a list. Write down what you need to do. Make the list as detailed as possible.
  • Prioritize. What is the most important thing on the list? Next important? Rearrange the whole listin order of importance. 
  • Break large tasks into smaller ones. It’s so much easier to do a small job than a big one. By breaking your large tasks down into smaller pieces, it is less overwhelming. Organize the kitchen can be divided into refrigerator, freezer, spice rack, pots and pans, plastic containers, pantry, etc.
  • Take away the distractions. If possible, turn off your cell phone or ignore it. Start when the kids are at school. Put on some upbeat music to inspire you.
  • Take breaks while working, but don’t stop! Sometimes a little breather can give you a second wind to keep going.
  • It doesn’t have to be perfect. Remember that you are human. You can only do so much. Your home doesn’t have to be spotless or perfect as long as everything can be put away.

If you don’t think you can go through this process alone, I can help. Contact meand we can set up a time to meet.

Buying or selling your home? Contact Gigi today!
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