What Stops You From Becoming Organized?… Top Ten Excuses and How to Overcome Them

Top Ten Excuses and How to Overcome Them

I believe that some people are natural-born organizers.  I’m the daughter of an Organized Mom. Everything in our home had a place, everything could be found whenever it was needed and we were all aware of where everything was kept.  There was never a reason to ask mom where to find things because they were always put away in the same place, every time.

But this isn’t true for everyone and this is why you may find it necessary to ask for help from a Professional Organizer.  Asking for help to become organized can be a difficult decision but will be worth it in the end.  There is a reason that you would call a plumber, electrician, tutor…why is calling on an Organizer for help any different?  If being organized will help you get your life on track and ease the chaos and stress in your home or business it is something worth considering.

So let’s consider some of the reasons that keep you from becoming Organized and some techniques that you can implement immediately to help get you through your roadblocks.
1. I’m overwhelmed and frustrated! I don’t know where to begin.

When you look at the really big picture, it is easy to become overwhelmed with everything that we have to do to become and stay organized.  The size of a project can stop you in your tracks and keep you from accomplishing anything at all.  Understand that becoming organized takes time.   Learning how to prioritize tasks is the first step in becoming organized.  Take baby steps toward progress, just a few minutes each and every day will keep you motivated to moving forward and you will see results.

2. My family doesn’t cooperate with me.

Becoming organized is a family process.  Set some very clear expectations from each member of your family that will only take 10-15 minutes of their day.  Be specific in what they will be responsible for doing each day to eliminate the clutter and set a time that everyone is working together on their specific goals.  This will help generate some great habits and life-skills.  Consider setting up a reward system for everyone who participates.

3. My schedule is crazy and I don’t have the time.

Nothing happens until something happens.  Don’t take on large projects.  Begin with tasks and clutter projects that you can complete quickly in a short period of time.  Give yourself credit for what you accomplish.  This will keep you motivated to do more.