Kick-Start Your New Year: Focus on Keeping One Place Decluttered

January 6, 2011 | By | Comments (0)

One of the biggest challenges with getting organized, is staying organized. So today's to-do is to pick one small area of your home (or workspace) and keep it organized for a week.

 

Jewel-board

 

Start tonight by organizing whichever area you choose. For example, your dresser top which might be home to your makeup, jewelry, perfume, and other accessories. Get everything in place how you would like it to look everyday, and take a photo. Now your goal is to keep it looking like that photo for the next 7 days.

 

So, put away your jewelry at the end of the night, make sure your makeup brushes are in their holder before you leave in the morning, and wipe up any perfume spills that happen along the way. By next week, keeping that space tidy and organized will be well on the way to becoming a habit, and you'll be able to move on to another space.

 

What space will you pledge to keep organized this week? Share in the comments, and let us know how your project goes.

 

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