by Susan Caplan McCarthy
You don’t become organized by decluttering a room – or even your entire house. You don’t become organized by cleaning your closet in January, sorting through your papers in March, and watching the clutter creep back until you motivate yourself to do more decluttering during fall cleaning.
Becoming organized is a process, and like most processes, there is no finish line. Instead, your consistent effort helps you see yourself as organized. Your actions support this identity.
Creating the identity of an organized person is about small, seemingly insignificant actions that reflect the behaviors of an organized person. Now, there’s no single definition of an organized person. One person may define organized as a near-empty kitchen counter while someone else who cooks a lot feels more organized when they have their blender and food processor on the counter, ready for use.
Pick a Habit
To become the type of person you want to become won’t happen overnight. Small actions repeated until they become automatic will help you in the process of becoming organized.
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I help people focus on what's important to them by guiding them through clearing clutter and distractions from their lives. I teach decluttering and organizing skills through articles; books; courses; speaking engagements; as well as virtual coaching sessions.